Meaning of destroy

Definition of destroy

(verb) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
defeat soundly and humiliatingly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
put (an animal) to death; "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down"

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