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Definition of Destroy


  1. To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.
  2. To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.
  3. To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.

Destroy Quotations

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Abraham Lincoln

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
William Hazlitt

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Thomas J. Watson

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
Oliver Stone

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau
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Destroy Translations

destroy in Dutch is vernietigen, verwoesten, vernielen
destroy in Latin is perdo, concido, diruo, iuguolo, eradico, casso
destroy in Portuguese is destrua
destroy in Spanish is derrotar, destruir
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