1. destroy completely

- the wrecking ball demolished the building

Similar word(s): pulverise, pulverize

Definition categories: creation, destroy, destruct

2. ruin or destroy

- his book demolishes an old myth

- demolished my reputation

- the professor demolished the student's argument

Definition categories: creation, destroy, destruct

3. eat up completely, as with great appetite

- The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them

Similar word(s): consume, devour, down

Definition categories: consumption, finish

4. defeat soundly and humiliatingly

- The home team demolished the visitors

Similar word(s): destroy

Definition categories: competition, defeat, overcome

Sentences with demolish as a verb:

- They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.