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To cause significant damage or destruction to
“The flood and strong winds would completely destroy the building.”
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To severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“According to activists, emissions from nearby factories will slowly destroy the environment.”
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To demolish, especially via an explosion
“Thankfully, specialists would defuse the bomb before it could destroy the entire street.”
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To put an end to
“Cersei was determined to destroy Margaery for being the younger, better version of her in every way.”
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To defeat soundly
“The team of professional players would destroy their amateur opponents in a one-sided, and rather pointless, game.”
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To take the life of
“Farmers were forced to destroy their cattle following an outbreak of the deadly disease.”
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(of plans made) To prevent or sabotage
“The horrible weather would destroy our plans for a weekend by the beach.”
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To overwhelm the composure of
“The constant criticisms failed to destroy him due to his thick skin.”
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