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Verb: demolish  di'mó-lish
  1. Destroy completely
    "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies";
    - pulverize, pulverise [Brit]
  2. Humiliate or depress completely
    "She was demolished by his refusal of her invitation";
    - crush, smash
  3. Defeat soundly
    "The home team demolished the visitors";
    - destroy, spiflicate [Brit, informal], spifflicate [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: demolishing, demolishes, demolished

Type of: abase, chagrin, defeat, destroy, destruct, get the better of, humble, humiliate, mortify, overcome, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]

Encyclopedia: Demolish