|1.||[ verb ] destroy completely|
"the wrecking ball demolished the building" "demolish your enemies" "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
|Related terms:||destroy pulverization demolition razing|
|2.||[ verb ] humiliate or depress completely|
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation" "The death of her son smashed her"
|Related terms:||humiliate demolition|
|3.||[ verb ] defeat soundly|
: "The home team demolished the visitors"
|Related terms:||overcome swallow cut_to_ribbons smash demolition|