v. t.1.To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.
[imp. & p. p. Destroyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Destroying.]
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves.
- Ex. xxxiv. 13.
2.To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.
I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation.
- Jer. xii. 17.
3.To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.
If him by force he can destroy, or, worse,
By some false guile pervert.
- Milton.
Verb1.destroy - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
Synonyms: destruct
2.destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
Synonyms: ruin
3.destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
Synonyms: demolish
4.destroy - as of animals; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"
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