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destroy

EN[dɪˈstɹɔɪ] [-ɔɪ]
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  • Destroy may refer to:
  • 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 Destroy, a fictional weapon in the Gundam anime series

    Definition of destroy in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGdestroysPRdestroyingPT, PPdestroyedPREdés-
    1. VT To damage beyond use or repair.
      1. The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
    2. VI To cause destruction.
      1. Hooligans destroy unprovoked
    3. VT To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
      1. Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
    4. VT To put down or euthanize.
      1. Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
    5. COL VT To defeat soundly.
      1. (computing) VT To remove data.
        1. The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
        • Gaston Bachelard, Psychoanalysis of Fire (1987) p. 6: Everyone must destroy even more carefully than his phobias, his “philias,” his complacent acceptance of first intuitions.
        • There also is the potential to disturb or destroy specific sites used by such species as the western diamond back rattlesnake, spade foot toad, and the desert tortoise.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        1. en destroyed
        2. en destroying
        3. fr destroyer
        4. en destroyer
        5. en destroys
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        Grammatically, this word "destroy" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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