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To cause significant damage or destruction to
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“The flood and strong winds would completely destroy the building.”
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To ruin or put an end to something
“Though professed, he was not a priest when the persecutor strove to destroy his hopes of religious life.”
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To severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
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“According to activists, emissions from nearby factories will slowly destroy the environment.”
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To put an end to
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“Cersei was determined to destroy Margaery for being the younger, better version of her in every way.”
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To defeat soundly
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“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
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“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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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed
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(figuratively) To botch or mangle
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Confuse
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Burst through
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To put at east or quell
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To criticize extremely severely
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Deprive of strength and vigour
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To ingest or consume food
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To prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
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(with reference to an organized group) To break up or cause to break up
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To libel or slander the good name of
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To weaken someone's morale over a long period
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