unbuild
verb (unbuilt; -building) Date: circa 1608 transitive verb to pull down ; demolish, raze intransitive verb to destroy something

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  • Unbuild — Un*build, v. t. [1st pref. un + build.] To demolish; to raze. To unbuild the city. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbuild — [unbild′] vt. unbuilt, unbuilding to tear down (something built); demolish; raze …   English World dictionary

  • unbuild — /un bild /, v.t., unbuilt, unbuilding. to demolish (something built); raze. [1600 10; UN 2 + BUILD] * * * …   Universalium

  • unbuild — verb To dismantle or deconstruct (something previously built) …   Wiktionary

  • unbuild — un·build …   English syllables

  • unbuild — un•build [[t]ʌnˈbɪld[/t]] v. built, build•ing 1) to demolish (something built); raze 2) to raze a building or the like • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • unbuild — v.tr. (past and past part. unbuilt) 1 demolish or destroy (a building, theory, system, etc.). 2 (as unbuilt adj.) not yet built or (of land etc.) not yet built on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Destroy — De*stroy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Destroyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Destroying}.] [OE. destroien, destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. d[ e]truire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up, build. See {Structure}.] 1. To unbuild; to pull… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Destroyed — Destroy De*stroy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Destroyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Destroying}.] [OE. destroien, destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. d[ e]truire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up, build. See {Structure}.] 1. To unbuild;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Destroying — Destroy De*stroy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Destroyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Destroying}.] [OE. destroien, destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. d[ e]truire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up, build. See {Structure}.] 1. To unbuild;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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