|1.||[ verb ] do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of|
"The fire destroyed the house"
|Related terms:||unmake eliminate level demolish uproot wipe_out disassemble end fracture kill self-destroy dilapidate demyelinate destruct interdict destruction|
|2.||[ verb ] destroy completely; damage irreparably|
"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"
|Related terms:||burn bust_up break lay_waste_to consume devour subvert break harry explode rape shipwreck kick_in wash_out get do_a_job_on vandalize destruction destroyer destroyer ruin laying_waste|
|3.||[ verb ] defeat soundly|
: "The home team demolished the visitors"
|Related terms:||overcome swallow cut_to_ribbons smash demolition|
|4.||[ verb ] as of animals|
: "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"