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Verb: tear down (tore down,torn down)
  1. Tear down so as to make flat with the ground
    "When a force occupies an enemy fortress, it may tear down the fortifications";
    - level, raze, rase, dismantle, take down, pull down

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

See also: tear

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

Encyclopedia: Tear down