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Definition 1: defeat soundly and humiliatingly - [verb of competition]

Samples where demolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The home team demolished the visitors

Synonyms for demolish in the sense of this definition

(demolish is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

(... is a kind of demolish ) overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)

"The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"

(... is a kind of demolish ) engulf and destroy

"The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

(... is a kind of demolish ) defeat totally

"We must cut the other team to ribbons!"

Definition 2: eat up completely, as with great appetite - [verb of consumption]

Samples where demolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them

Synonyms for demolish in the sense of this definition

(demolish is a kind of ...) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

"She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Definition 3: destroy completely - [verb of creation]

Samples where demolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wrecking ball demolished the building

Synonyms for demolish in the sense of this definition

(demolish is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

Definition 4: ruin or destroy - [verb of creation]

Samples where demolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his book demolishes an old myth
  • demolished my reputation
  • the professor demolished the student's argument

(demolish is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

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