1 to tear down or break up (buildings, etc.)
2 to destroy; put an end to (an argument, etc.)
3 Facetious to eat up
she demolished the whole cake!
(C16: from French démolir, from Latin demoliri to throw down, destroy, from de- + moliri to strive, toil, construct, from moles mass, bulk)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 bulldoze, destroy, dismantle, flatten, knock down, level, overthrow, pulverize, raze, ruin, tear down, total (slang) trash (slang)
2 (figurative) annihilate, blow out of the water (slang) defeat, destroy, lick (informal) master, overthrow, overturn, stuff (slang) tank (slang) undo, wipe the floor with (informal) wreck
3 consume, devour, eat, gobble up, put away
1 & 2 build, construct, create, repair, restore, strengthen
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