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unbuild

[uhn-bild] /ʌnˈbɪld/
verb (used with object), unbuilt, unbuilding.
1.
to demolish (something built); raze.
Origin of unbuild
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; un-2 + build
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  • One requires no assistance to enable one to unbuild, deface, destroy.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,Will arise and unbuild it again.

    Some Christian Convictions Henry Sloane Coffin
  • You may think you know a house by living in it, but you do not; you need to unbuild it to get more than a passing acquaintance.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • Sometimes a generation built wrongly, and the next generation had to unbuild, and the next generation had to build again.

    Liberalism and the Social Problem Winston Spencer Churchill
  • And it would be a mighty smart firm that could unbuild this place inside a fortnight.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett

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