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Synonyms of destroy

Verb


1. destroy, destruct, unmake, undo

usage: do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"

2. destroy, ruin

usage: destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

3. demolish, destroy, get the better of, overcome, defeat

usage: defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"

4. destroy, put down, kill

usage: put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down"

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