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demolish (verb), demolishes; demolished, demolishing
1. To tear down or to destroy to the fullest extent: The people in Sam's town hope the old theater will be renovated instead of demolished.

The old drug store was demolished to make a new parking lot.

2. To prove someone’s ideas as irrational or false: Patty’s mother couldn’t think of one argument that would demolish her daughter’s wish to go to the nightclub with her neighbor's son.
3. To depress or to humiliate someone completely: Becky, who was 16, enjoyed doing many things with older people and this apparently demolished any desires to be with her teenage friends.
To destroy, to put an end to something.
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