Thesaurus > Related Words: destroy

  Words related to destroy

Related / Similar Words: demolish, ruin, destruct

 

Definition:
  • defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors";
  • as of animals; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid";
  • destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up";
  • do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house";

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    Hyponyms: smash, swallow, cut to ribbons, burn, fire, burn down, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, harry, break, bust, vandalize, vandalise, do a job on, subvert, get, devour, rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder, explode, consume, shipwreck, bust up, wreck, wrack, kick in, kick down, wash out, kill, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, self-destruct, self-destroy, destruct, end, fracture, wipe out, sweep away, interdict, demolish, pulverize, pulverise, disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart, level, raze, rase, tear down, take down, pull down, uproot, eradicate, extirpate, exterminate, dilapidate, demyelinate

     

    Derivational Morphology: demolition, laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, destruction, wipeout, devastation, guided missile destroyer

     

    Language Translations:
    Arabic: ً   Bosnian: uništiti  
    Chinese: 破坏   Croatian: uništiti  
    Dutch: vernietigen   Finnish: tuhota  
    French: détruire   German: zerstören  
    Hebrew: להרוס   Italian: distruggere  
    Japanese: 破壊する   Kurdish: ruxandin  
    Russian: разрушать   Serbian: uništiti  
    Slovene: uničiti   Spanish: destruir  
    Swedish: förstöra   Turkish: yok etmek  
     
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