Do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of:
— The fire destroyed the house.
Dutch: slopen, vernietigen, verwoesten
Destroy completely; damage irreparably.
Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more
Dutch: afbreken, slopen, vernielen, verwoesten, vernietigen
Defeat soundly and humiliatingly.
Put (an animal) to death:
— The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid.
synonym: put down.
Moby thesaurus: abolish, abuse, afflict, aggrieve, annihilate, annul, assault, atomize, attack, baffle, balk, barbarize, batter, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, befoul, bereave of life, best, bewitch ... show more.
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