Definition of demolition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdeməˈlɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdeməˈlɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of pulling or knocking down a building The whole row of houses is scheduled for demolition.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of showing that an idea or theory is completely wrong His speech did a very effective demolition job on the government's proposals.
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of defeating somebody easily and completely Ferguson completed the demolition with a fifth goal 13 minutes from time.

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