Associations to the word «Destroy»


DESTROY, verb. (transitive) To damage beyond use or repair.
DESTROY, verb. (intransitive) To cause destruction.
DESTROY, verb. (transitive) To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
DESTROY, verb. (transitive) To put down or euthanize.
DESTROY, verb. (colloquial) (transitive) To defeat soundly.
DESTROY, verb. (computing) (transitive) To remove data.

Dictionary definition

DESTROY, verb. Do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house".
DESTROY, verb. Destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up".
DESTROY, verb. Defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors".
DESTROY, verb. Put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.