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English definition of “reduce sth to sth”

reduce sth to sth

phrasal verb with reduce
 
 
/rɪˈdjuːs/ verb [T]
to destroy something, especially something that has been built: The earthquake reduced the city to rubble.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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