Meaning of pulverize

pul•ver•ize

Pronunciation: (pul'vu-rīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
  2. to demolish or crush completely.
  3. to defeat, hurt badly, or, figuratively, render helpless: The Kid pulverized Jackson with a series of brutal lefts. He's a veteran nightclub comic who can pulverize any audience in seconds.
—v.i.
  1. to become reduced to dust.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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