Definitions for destroy

Definitions for (verb) destroy

Main entry: demolish, destroy

Definition: defeat soundly

Usage: The home team demolished the visitors

Main entry: put down, destroy

Definition: put (an animal) to death

Usage: The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid; the sick cat had to be put down

Main entry: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Main entry: destroy, destruct

Definition: do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Usage: The fire destroyed the house

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