Destroy

  • 1 Destroy 2 — Also known as Eye Chew Origin Osaka, Japan Genres Noise rock Hardcore punk Years active 1995–1996 …

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  • 2 Destroy! — Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota Genres Crust punk, grindcore Years active 1988–1994 Labels Havoc Records …

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  • 3 destroy — [ dɛstrɔj ] adj. inv. • 1982; d apr. l angl. to destroy « ravager » ♦ Fam. Dans un état second (ivre, drogué). ⇒ cassé. « l aura destroy des Sex Pistols » (Libération, 1994). Look destroy, à base de vêtements trop larges, déchirés ou usés. ●… …

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  • 4 Destroy — may refer to: Destroy (physics), Matter is not created and not destroyed. Destroy (album), a 2004 album by Ektomorf Destroy!, a Minneapolis Crust punk band Destroy!!, a comic book by Scott McCloud, published in the 1980s by Eclipse Comics GFAS X1 …

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  • 5 destroy — I (efface) verb abort, annihilate, blast, blight, blot out, break to pieces, bring to ruin, burn, consume, corrode, deal destruction, decimate, deface, demolish, desolate, destruct, destruere, devastate, devour, diruere, disintegrate, dissolve,… …

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  • 6 Destroy — De*stroy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Destroyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Destroying}.] [OE. destroien, destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. d[ e]truire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up, build. See {Structure}.] 1. To unbuild; to pull… …

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  • 7 destroy — destroy, demolish, raze mean to pull or tear down. Destroy is so general in its application that it may imply the operation of any force that wrecks, kills, crushes, or annihilates {idestroy a nest of caterpillars} {destroy affection} {a building …

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  • 8 destroy — [di stroi′] vt. [ME destroien < OFr destruire < L destruere < de , down + struere, to build: see STRUCTURE] 1. to tear down; demolish 2. to break up or spoil completely; ruin 3. to bring to total defeat; crush 4. to put an end to; do… …

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  • 9 destroy — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. destroj] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} młodzieżowy styl bycia cechujący się wprowadzanymi celowo elementami bałaganu, nieładu; artystyczny nieład : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Destroy, czyli artystyczny… …

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  • 10 destroy — (v.) early 13c., from O.Fr. destruire (12c., Mod.Fr. détruire) destroy, ravage, lay waste, from V.L. *destrugere (Cf. It. distruggere), refashioned (influenced by destructus), from L. destruere tear down, demolish, lit. un build, from de un ,… …

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  • 11 destroy — [v] demolish, devastate abort, annihilate, annul, axe*, blot out, break down, butcher*, consume, cream*, crush, damage, deface, desolate, despoil, dismantle, dispatch, end, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, gut*, impair, kill …

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  • 12 destroy — ► VERB 1) put out of existence by severe damage or attack. 2) completely ruin or spoil. 3) kill (an animal) by humane means. ORIGIN Latin destruere, from struere build …

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  • 13 destroy — 01. The criminal tried to [destroy] all the evidence. 02. His car was completely [destroyed] in the accident. 03. The [destruction] of habitat is being blamed for the decrease in the number of butterflies we are seeing this year. 04. This toy is… …

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  • 14 destroy — verb 1 damage sth so badly that it no longer exists ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally, utterly ▪ all but, almost, effectively, nearly, practically …

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  • 15 destroy — /dI strOI/ verb (T) 1 to damage something so badly that it cannot be repaired or so that it no longer exists: The school was completely destroyed by fire. | an accident that destroyed her ballet career 2 to kill an animal, especially because it… …

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  • 16 destroy — verb 1) their offices were destroyed by bombing Syn: demolish, knock down, level, raze (to the ground), fell; wreck, ruin, shatter; blast, blow up, dynamite, explode, bomb Ant: build …

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  • 17 destroy — de|stroy W2S2 [dıˈstrɔı] v [T] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: destruire, from Latin destruere, from struere to build ] 1.) to damage something so badly that it no longer exists or cannot be used or repaired →↑destruction… …

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  • 18 destroy — destroyable, adj. /di stroy /, v.t. 1. to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate. 2. to put an end to; extinguish. 3 …

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  • 19 destroy — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bring to nothing] Syn. ruin, demolish, exterminate, raze, annihilate, tear down, throw down, plunder, ransack, pillage, eradicate, do away with, overthrow, cause the downfall of, devastate, swallow up, butcher, extirpate …

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  • 20 destroy — de•stroy [[t]dɪˈstrɔɪ[/t]] v. t. 1) to reduce (a thing) to useless fragments or a useless form, as by smashing or burning; injure beyond repair; demolish 2) to put an end to; extinguish 3) to kill; slay 4) to render ineffective or useless;… …

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