unbuild

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verb (used with object), un·built, un·build·ing.

to demolish (something built); raze.

Origin of unbuild

First recorded in 1600–10; un-2 + build
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Examples from the Web for unbuild

Historical Examples of unbuild

  • One requires no assistance to enable one to unbuild, deface, destroy.

    Nancy

    Rhoda Broughton

  • Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,Will arise and unbuild it again.

    Some Christian Convictions

    Henry Sloane Coffin

  • You may think you know a house by living in it, but you do not; you need to unbuild it to get more than a passing acquaintance.

    Old Plymouth Trails

    Winthrop Packard

  • Sometimes a generation built wrongly, and the next generation had to unbuild, and the next generation had to build again.

    Liberalism and the Social Problem

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • And it would be a mighty smart firm that could unbuild this place inside a fortnight.

    Hugo

    Arnold Bennett