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[ tair-doun ]
/ ˈtɛərˌdaʊn /


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.

Nearby words

tear-jerker, tear-off, tear-out, tear-stained, tearaway, teardown, teardrop, tearful, tearfully, tearing, tearingly

Origin of teardown

1925–30; noun use of verb phrase tear down Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for teardown

  • While many purchasers seek to convert the property into a different use, other buyers are looking for a teardown.

    The Death of Print (Buildings)!|Daniel Gross|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST