A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to tear down)
a. to demolish
Debido a las fallas estructurales que causó el terremoto, las autoridades decidieron demoler el edificio.Due to the structural flaws caused by the earthquake, the authorities decided to demolish the building.
b. to pull down
El ejercito invasor demolió todas las estatuas del lider del país.The invading army pulled down all the statues of the country's leader.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to ruin)
a. to demolish
Con una sola palabra, el oponente demolió el argumento del candidato.With a single word, the opponent demolished the candidate's argument.
b. to destroy
Este escándalo va a demoler completamente nuestra credibilidad.This scandal will completely destroy our credibility.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (edificio)
a. to demolish, to pull down
2. (argumento, teoría)
a. to demolish
3. (sistema, organización)
a. to destroy
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transitive verb
[+edificio] to demolish; pull down; [+argumento, teoría] to demolish;
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