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Noun: teardown
  1. The act of demolishing
    - demolition
     
  2. The dismantling of a device to see the components
    "the teardown shows the phone will be a pain to self-repair"
     
  3. A building purchased for demolition and development
Verb: tear down (tore down,torn down)
  1. Destroy (a building or buildings) so as to make nearly level the ground
    "When a force occupies an enemy fortress, it may tear down the fortifications";
    - level, raze, rase, dismantle, take down, pull down, flatten

Derived forms: tearing down, tears down, teardowns, torn down, tore down

See also: tear

Type of: destroy, destruct, destruction, devastation, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]

Encyclopedia: Teardown

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