destroy · verb T /dəˈstrɔɪ/Full view
Nouns: destroyer, destruction
Adjectives: indestructible, destructive
Verbs: destroy
B1 to damage something so badly that it does not exist or cannot be used
Dictionary examples:

Most of the old part of the city was destroyed by bombs during the war.

The accident seemed to have completely/totally destroyed his confidence.

Learner example:

The film described a terrible period of our history when a lot of people died and a lot of cities were destroyed. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

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