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Demolish

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Verb (transitive)
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de=mol=ish

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Demolish, v.tr.
1 a pull down (a building). b completely destroy or break.
2 overthrow (an institution).
3 refute (an argument, theory, etc.).
4 joc. eat up completely and quickly.

Derivative
demolisher n. demolition n. demolitionist n.
Etymology
F d{eacute}molir f. L demoliri (as DE-, moliri molit- construct f. moles mass)

THESAURUS

Demolish

annihilate, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, atomize, break, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, burst, cleave, confound, confute, contradict, controvert, crack, crash, crunch, crush, cut to pieces, decimate, defeat, deny, destroy, devastate, diffuse, dilapidate, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, dismiss, dismount, disperse, dispose of, disprove, disrupt, end, finish, fission, floor, fragment, grind, knock down, level, make mincemeat of, mince, nonplus, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pick to pieces, pull down, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, put to silence, quash, raze, rebut, reduce to rubble, reduce to silence, refute, rend, ruin, scatter, settle, shatter, shiver, shut up, silence, smash, smash all opposition, smash up, splinter, split, squash, squelch, squish, subvert, sunder, suppress, take apart, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, terminate, topple, total, unbuild, undermine, undo, unmake, upset, wrack, wrack up, wreck

ROGET THESAURUS

Demolish

Destruction

VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.

Confutation

VB confute, refute, disprove, parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat, demolish, break, overthrow, overturn scatter to the winds, explode, invalidate, silence, put to silence, reduce to silence, clinch an argument, clinch a question, give one a setdown, stop the mouth, shut up, have, have on the hip, not leave a leg to stand on, cut the ground from under one's feet, be confuted, fail, expose one's weak point, show one's weak point, counter evidence.


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