Character 7
Hyphenation de stroy
Pronunciations /dɪˈstɹɔɪ/

Definitions and meanings of "Destroy"

What do we mean by destroy?

To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity: intransitive verb

To put an end to; eliminate. intransitive verb

To render useless or ruin. intransitive verb

To put to death; kill. intransitive verb

To subdue or defeat completely; crush. intransitive verb

To cause emotional trauma to; devastate. intransitive verb

To be destructive; cause destruction. intransitive verb

To pull down; unbuild (that which has been built or constructed); demolish: as, to destroy a building or a fortification; to destroy a city.

To overthrow; lay waste; ruin; make desolate.

To kill; slay; extirpate: applied to men or animals.

To bring to naught; put an end to; annihilate; obliterate entirely; cause to cease, or to cease to be: as, to destroy one's happiness or peace of mind by worry.

To counteract or render of no avail; take away, detract from, or vitiate the power, force, value, use, or beauty of; ruin; spoil: as, to destroy a person's influence.

To refute; disprove.

To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish. transitive verb

To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume. transitive verb

To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill. transitive verb

To damage beyond use or repair. verb

To cause destruction. verb

To neutralize, undo a property or condition. verb

To put down or euthanize. verb

To damage beyond use or repair.

To neutralize, undo a property or condition.

To put down or euthanize.

To severely disrupt the well-being of (a person); ruin.

To defeat soundly.

To remove data.

To sing a song poorly.

(antiphrasis) To exhaust duly and thus recreate or build up.

To penetrate sexually in an aggressive way.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Destroy

The word "destroy" in example sentences

read destroy size=`stat $destroy | grep Size | awk 'print $2'` ❋ Unknown (2007)

“For Argos, we could have gone to places with real walls and so on, but the problem was I wanted massive destruction, and the best way to destroy is to build,” says Leterrier. ❋ Unknown (2010)

It would also eliminate the word "destroy" when used to refer to the humane euthanasia of a sick, injured or suffering animal. ❋ By Christie Keith (2011)

Improving that which you intend to destroy is counterproductive and wastes resources. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Also, the depression only ended when Congress slashed spending by 2/3 between 1945 and 1947 and FDR was dead, unable to again destroy prosperity. ❋ Unknown (2010)

What took years to destroy is not going to be fixed in 200 days. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Can there be any better entertainment than to see Sarah Palin destroy her credibility, day after day, after day. ❋ Unknown (2009)

We need only sit back and watch Griffin destroy himself - his fragile mental state was ably demonstrated by his 'hanging' pronouncement yesterday, trumpeted with a fanfare and withdrawn within hours. ❋ Dungeekin (2009)

A powerless Hei engages in a fight with Shizume who reveals that the “Izanami” Hei was asked to destroy is actually Yin, which both surprises and baffles Hei. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In 2110, terrorists from Autumn Rain destroy the Phoenix space elevator and set the world superpowers on a collision course for all out war. ❋ Unknown (2008)

For example, destroy is routine but pulverize is hilarious. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Stay out of the mud Obama and let McCain destroy himself. tom, boston ❋ Unknown (2008)

There could be nothing more revealing for the General Public, and humiliating for the profiteering arms industry, than to have Putin destroy a “state of the art” ABM system (with a few missiles) on the first attempt. ❋ Unknown (2008)

I refuse to sit back on my butt and let someone like Insane McCain destroy this country more than Bush. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Putting people into positions *only* because of their gender or race will, in the short term, increase the number of female/BME people “at the top” but in the long term destroy equality and create vested interests. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Will free wireless Internet phone calls destroy Ma Bell and the cell phone business? ❋ Natalie Pace (2006)

Yet men grasped at once the opportunity it offered to kill and destroy from the skies. ❋ Unknown (1952)

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