Synonyms of demolish in English:


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1‘the explosion demolished a block of flats’

knock down, pull down, tear down, bring down, destroy, flatten, raze, raze to the ground, level, reduce to ruins, bulldoze, break up, topple
blow up, blow to bits, blow to pieces, obliterate, annihilate, wipe off the face of the earth, wipe off the map
dismantle, disassemble
North American informal total
dated throw down
rare unbuild

build, construct

2‘they have demolished her credibility’

destroy, ruin, wreck, put an end to, smash, crush, squelch, squash
refute, disprove, prove wrong, discredit, overturn, explode, give the lie to, drive a coach and horses through
informal shoot full of holes, blow sky-high, blow out of the water, do for

confirm, strengthen

3‘Arsenal demolished Coventry City 3–0’

defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, crush, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, overwhelm
informal hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, whip, pound, pulverize, destroy, annihilate, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, slaughter, murder, massacre, crucify, flatten, turn inside out, run rings around
British informal stuff
North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk
US informal own

4‘Brown was busy demolishing a sausage roll’

devour, eat, eat up, consume, guzzle, gobble, wolf down, polish off, finish off, gulp down, bolt
informal put away, nosh, get outside of, pack away, shovel down, scoff, scoff down, stuff one's face with, stuff oneself with, pig oneself on, pig out on, sink, get one's laughing gear round
British informal gollop, shift
North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale
rare ingurgitate