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Verb: destroy  di'stroy
  1. Do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    "The fire destroyed the house";
    - destruct, spifflicate, spiflicate
     
  2. Damage beyond use or repair
    "You have destroyed my car by pouring sugar in the tank!";
    - ruin, spifflicate, spiflicate
     
  3. Defeat soundly
    "The home team destroyed the visitors";
    - demolish, spifflicate, spiflicate
     
  4. Put (an animal) to death
    "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid";
    - put down, spifflicate, spiflicate

Derived forms: destroyed, destroying, destroys

Type of: defeat, get the better of, kill, overcome, undo, unmake

Encyclopedia: Destroy, Build, Destroy