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