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Verb demolish has 3 senses
  1. demolish, pulverize, pulverise - destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
    --1 is one way to destroy, destruct
    Derived forms: noun demolition1, noun demolition2, noun demolishing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. crush, smash, demolish - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
    --2 is one way to humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase
    Derived form: noun demolition2
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will demolish him
  3. demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
    --3 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Derived form: noun demolition2
    Sample sentence:
    The cars demolish down the avenue
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