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teardown

[ tair-doun ]
/ ˈtɛərˌdaʊn /
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noun
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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Origin of teardown

1925–30; noun use of verb phrase tear down
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British Dictionary definitions for teardown

tear down
/ (tɛə) /

verb
(tr, adverb) to destroy or demolishto tear a wall down; to tear down an argument
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Other Idioms and Phrases with teardown

tear down

1

Demolish, take apart, as in They tore down the old tenements, or He loved to tear down old engines. [Early 1600s]

2

Vilify or discredit, as in He's always tearing down someone or other. [First half of 1900s]

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