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destroy

 
Verb destroy has 4 senses
  1. destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
    --1 is one way to unmake, undo
    Derived forms: noun destruction1, noun destroyer2, noun destroyer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. destroy, ruin - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
    Derived forms: noun destruction2, noun destruction1, noun destroyer2, noun destroyer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
    --3 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to destroy his opponent
  4. destroy - as of animals; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"
    --4 is one way to
    kill
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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