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verb [transitive] demolish pronunciation in British English /dɪˈmɒlɪʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydemolish
he/she/itdemolishes
present participledemolishing
past tensedemolished
past participledemolished
  1. 1
    to deliberately destroy a building
    Disused factories were being demolished, and the whole site redeveloped.
    1. a.
      to destroy a building or other structure by accident
      The truck hit a wall at high speed, virtually demolishing it.
  2. 2
    to have a bad effect on someones feelings, or to spoil their plans
    It was an experience that completely demolished her confidence.

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