1. [ verb ] do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Synonyms: destruct

"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
Synonyms: ruin

"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
Synonyms: demolish

: "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"

Related terms: kill
Similar spelling:   destroyer