to destroy or deface by vandalism: Someone vandalized the museum during the night.
- Also especially British, van·dal·ise .
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How to use vandalize in a sentence
Rioters broke out windows and vandalized historic rooms, all while cowering behind the American flag.
Inside the breached Capitol, the insurgents broke into congress’s offices, scaled the senate chamber balcony, carried the Confederate flag throughout the halls, looted a podium, and vandalized the House chamber.What it was like to photograph the insurrection at the Capitol | Alex Scimecca | January 9, 2021 | Fortune
They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door.Pair of Georgia runoff races are razor close with U.S. Senate control at stake | Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Paulina Firozi, Amy B Wang | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Then, perhaps a security guard or other law enforcement official might make sure the box doesn’t get vandalized.
In 2019, he charged the officers with official misconduct for vandalizing the cars of a citizen who complained about them.
British Dictionary definitions for vandalize
(tr) to destroy or damage (something) by an act of vandalism
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