tearing down

  1. complete destruction of a building
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How To Use tearing down In A Sentence

  • A group of 20 teenagers went on a Halloween rampage in Hockley, smashing windows, tearing down fences and hurling abuse at homeowners.
  • As a result, we keep following the cycle of tearing down the old to build new structures of cooperation that carry the rivalrous seeds of its own destruction.
  • 'Depends on what you call a lark,' said Hazell; 'it's not much of a lark tearing down midstream like this in a fog. The Grand Babylon Hotel
  • Video footage apparently shows him tearing down displays and hurling phones and keyboards around and setting off a fire extinguisher. The Sun
  • What could be better than, instead of tearing down its one remaining - and in aesthetic terms, extremely attractive - gasometer, to keep it, and supplement its worth by bringing other fine examples from across the UK to join it?
  • The postwar vogue for tearing down buildings virtually destroyed the city's architecture.
  • A certified sailing instructor, Tritch can teach almost anything nautical, from splicing rope and knot-tying to tearing down heads and tuning up engines.
  • Tables stretched down each wall where bots of all sizes and shapes sat, were bolted, or trundled back and forth assembling cleaning and tearing down other bots.
  • Thousands of demonstrators ransacked the embassy compound, tearing down the large US seal on the front of the chancellery building and setting fire to vehicles.
  • He referred to the little swivel guns, which Adam Stephen commanded, his gunners tearing down some of the palisades to give them a field of fire. George Washington’s First War
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