- to destroy or deface by vandalism: Someone vandalized the museum during the night.
Also especially British, van·dal·ise.
Origin of vandalize
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Examples from the Web for vandalize
As long as we have baby-boomer nostalgia and Internet gossip, the tendencies to idolize or vandalize will be indulged.Why This Is Baseball’s Golden Age
Michael Brendan Dougherty
April 1, 2013
- (tr) to destroy or damage (something) by an act of vandalism
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Word Origin and History for vandalize
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