Destroy synonyms Category: Part of speech:
To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
The definition of impair is to hinder or weaken something.
To get rid of by destroying completely:
To press forward; crowd ( into, against, etc.)
Ruin is defined as to break or destroy something.
To destroy (a rocket, etc.) deliberately by remote control
(Archaic) To scrape or graze; wound slightly
To reduce to nonexistence:
To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or the clearing away of useless remains (if any) and starting over.
(Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
To wear (something) away by erosion: (Idiomatic) To kill someone
Plunder is defined as to take by force or to rob.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term.
To raid; plunder; pillage
To ruin (something), often to the point of defamation.
To convert (holdings or assets) into cash
To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel:
To quash is to suppress or put an end to something.
(Intransitive, obsolete) To engage in robbery; to plunder.
(Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
To rub out, as from a surface; erase; wipe out; obliterate
To make a sudden loud noise:
To blow up or destroy with dynamite
tear-apart Used other than as an idiom: see tear, apart.
(Informal, Australia) to add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly. (American football) To tackle, usually to tackle the offensive quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to throw a pass.
To cut off or damage a limb or other important part of (a person or animal)
To cause to come into forceful contact with something:
To inflict injury as if by treading heavily:
To injure, disable, or disfigure, usually by depriving of the use of a limb or other part of the body.
To move with great speed or power:
Gut means to remove the internal parts of someone or something.
To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
To injure or destroy by sabotage To make (something) lower (especially of clothes). (Euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.
To dispel is defined as to drive away or make disappear. To physically erase something written.
(Intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
To scorch is to burn or heat until blackened or withered, or to attack fiercely.
(Football) To charge (the quarterback) in a blitz
To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
To build is defined as to construct, create, establish or put together.
To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
To thwart passage of; veto:
To reduce anything by one in ten, or ten percent.
(Colloquial) To completely destroy.
(Printing) To carry (some type, a line or column, etc.) backward or forward into an adjacent line or page.
To sink (a ship) deliberately; scuttle.
To convert or be converted into vapor.
Sink is defined as to go down slowly, or to drop beneath the surface or normal level.
Dismantle is defined as to take apart or take to pieces.
Pulverize is to crush into powder, or to demolish. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
(Figuratively, colloquial) To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one's anger at somebody). (Criminal slang) To kill.
To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.
To destroy or remove completely; exterminate; abolish
To ravage is to destroy something or cause severe destruction.
To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
To scuttle means to sink a ship by making holes in the hull, or to abandon a plan. (Slang, idiomatic, intransitive) (by extension) to accomplish or produce something in a grand, respectable, or successful manner; to " represent".
To crush; subdue; put an end to
To cause (an embryo or fetus) to be expelled so as to end its life
To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
The definition of desolate is to abandon or make deserted.
(Idiomatic) To stop people from enjoying an activity
To fell is to knock down, or is the past tense of "fall" and is defined as that you have fallen down.
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
To repeal is defined as to formally withdraw, or to take something back.
To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
To drive away; cause to vanish:
make-short-work-of (Idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Causing death or likely to cause death
Harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way (as for example deleterious effects, deleterious to health).
Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified:
(Slang) Ruined, destroyed, defeated, etc.
Having or showing ill will; malicious:
Morally injurious; corrupting; unwholesome
Causing great injury, destruction, or ruin; fatal; deadly
Bringing or tending to bring ruin; very destructive or harmful; disastrous
Tending or seeking to subvert, overthrow, or destroy (an established government, institution, belief, etc.)
(Obsolete) Rebellious; refractory.
The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.
A sudden violent change in the earth's surface; a cataclysm. (Mathematics) The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of the original sequence.
Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.
Destruction is defined as the tearing down or dismantling or killing of something. Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
A destroying or being destroyed; annihilation; abolition
Great destruction and devastation, as that resulting from hurricanes, wars, etc.
The spirits in hell or the powers of evil:
The process of cell destruction through the action of specific lysins
In the Christian religion, perdition is defined as a state of eternal punishment you experience after death if you were a sinner who did not repent to God. The act of subverting or the condition of being subverted.
To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16 th century.]
(Intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively. To surpass or do better than (a specific number), to do better than (a record), setting a new record.
To cut off the head of; behead
To pull up by or as by the roots; uproot; eradicate
(Obs.) To starve to death
To pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily
(Sports) To withdraw (an entry) from a contest, specif. from a horse race To ruin; to damage (something) in some way making it unfit for use. [from 16th c.]
Waste is defined as to destroy, wear away or use up.
To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
To make perpetual; cause to continue or be remembered; preserve from oblivion
To keep up; carry on; maintain
To treat with mercy or leniency; refrain from killing, injuring, troubling, or distressing; save
To renew; restore; revive To design, invest with a new form, shape, etc.
To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of To wreck, especially a ship ( usually in passive). (Chiefly UK, idiomatic) To cut class; to play truant.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance. (Intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far. To completely destroy, especially of a geographical area or region.
To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
Termination or extinction by disintegration or dispersion:
The actions or beliefs of an iconoclast
The act of invalidating, or the state of being invalidated.
Rescind is defined as to cancel or make something void. (Archaic) To or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.] (Geology) A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust.
To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
To make beneficial additions or changes:
To cause an acid or base to undergo neutralization. Synonym Study To
is to destroy so completely as to blot out of existence rights that cannot be annihilated
means to level to the ground, either destructively or by systematic wrecking with a salvaging of useful parts
implies such destructive force as to completely smash to pieces and render useless the bombs demolished the factories, she demolished his argument
implies a tearing down or bringing to an end by wrecking, ruining, killing, eradicating, etc. and is the term of broadest application here to destroy a city, one's influence, etc.
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