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.

Origin of teardown

1925–30; noun use of verb phrase tear down
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Examples from the Web for teardown

Contemporary Examples of teardown

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

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