verb (used with object)
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Origin of demolish
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OTHER WORDS FROM demolishde·mol·ish·er, nounde·mol·ish·ment, nounhalf-de·mol·ished, adjectiveun·de·mol·ished, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for demolish
The 50 passing touchdowns demolished the franchise record of 30 that had been held by Len Dawson since 1964.Tyreek Hill once thought Patrick Mahomes was ‘trash.’ Now they’re the NFL’s deadliest duo.|Cindy Boren, Neil Greenberg|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Coronavirus patients often die alone, the usual rituals for observing death and processing grief demolished by social distancing protocols.The way we express grief for strangers is changing|Tanya Basu|December 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The dozer driver had been hired to demolish the house to make way for a parking lot, but the historical society was in negotiations with the Smithsonian Institution to save the Colonial building.This might be Washington’s oldest house, but it came from New England|John Kelly|November 28, 2020|Washington Post
They just doubled-down on their investment in National Landing with the purchase of a Marriott hotel at PenPlace for $150 million that they plan to demolish to expand their office space.Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market|Michele Lerner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
I always try to keep in mind the events of April 19, 1995, when a truck bomber demolished the federal building in Oklahoma City.The Unexpected Benefits of Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Polling|by Stephen Engelberg|November 9, 2020|ProPublica
The libertarians know Goldwater got demolished in 1964, right?
The majority of the slabs that constituted the wall were demolished and used for highway gravel.
One shell blast in the middle of the courtyard has demolished the grey brick cobblestones.
They dug, demolished, and dismantled The Cathedral brick by brick, looking for the leftovers of Escobar's fortune.
Half of the second story has been demolished and replaced by a small memorial building in the shape of a cross.
Almost every building in the city was more or less injured, many being utterly demolished.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Bruce demolished the castle; whether because it was of the old ineffective type, or because he had no means of holding it.
The first shot demolished the top gear of one of the ships, bringing down the men; and the other ships kept a safe distance.
He took them across the morass, about a mile wide, over a causeway of branches, which the rear demolished as they passed.
The first structures were so ridiculously disproportioned to his strength as to be demolished at once.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne