Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) to pull or knock sth down, break into pieces
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • demolish a wall/house/misconception
  • Analysis
    To 'demolish' something is to destroy it completely. This verb is usually used to talk about the destruction of a building or an argument. You can also demolish a team or competitor in sports if you win by a large amount. 'Demolish' has a powerful and forceful connotation and can be used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The builders demolished the wall at the side of the house before they started on the extension.
    2. The disused mansion had to be demolished to make way for the new motorway.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The plan is to demolish the existing building and rebuild the new office block in its place.
    2. Sam completely demolished my argument in the meeting. He really knows his stuff.
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