a taking apart; disassembly.
a house or other building that is purchased with the intention of tearing it down and replacing it with another, more expensive structure.
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How to use teardown in a sentence
Another factor was that Hungary had already become the first East European Communist country to tear down their wall.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall | William O’Connor | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate at the height of the Cold War he said: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”In ISIS Speech, Obama Failed To Seize The Moment—Again | Malcolm MacDougall | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His opponent, Chris McDaniel, campaigned with Ron Paul, who wants to tear down the border fence because it “keeps us in.”
This, despite feeling like futility is creeping like vines to tear down your walls of passion and security.Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism | Tauriq Moosa | April 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By Sam Youngman He helped Ron and Rand Paul tear down the Republican establishment.
I'll tear down those mining shacks, float them down the river and sell them as lumber.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
They would tear down the very walls, if we were to open fire on them.Pharaoh's Broker | Ellsworth Douglass
To-morrow morning we'll take it upon ourselves to tear down that door that's sealed up.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
Had they the resolution to do this, not one of us would escape alive, for they would tear down the house.Wild Western Scenes | John Beauchamp Jones
I shall recruit my regiment from the "Invincible Empire," and I shall tear down and let them reconstruct if they can.The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
British Dictionary definitions for tear down
(tr, adverb) to destroy or demolish: to tear a wall down; to tear down an argument
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Other Idioms and Phrases with teardown
Demolish, take apart, as in They tore down the old tenements, or He loved to tear down old engines. [Early 1600s]
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