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Meaning & Definition of Destroy in English

English

Destroy

/dɪstrɔɪ/

verb

1. Do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

  • "The fire destroyed the house"
    synonym:
  • destroy
  • ,
  • destruct

2. Destroy completely

  • Damage irreparably
  • "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"
  • "The tears ruined her make-up"
    synonym:
  • destroy
  • ,
  • ruin

3. Defeat soundly

  • "The home team demolished the visitors"
    synonym:
  • demolish
  • ,
  • destroy

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • destroy
  • ,
  • put down

Examples of using

We need to destroy this tape.
If you want to be free, destroy your television set.
Earthquakes destroy buildings.