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LAY WASTE TO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lay waste to mean? 

LAY WASTE TO (verb)
  The verb LAY WASTE TO has 1 sense:

1. devastate or ravage

  Familiarity information: LAY WASTE TO used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAY WASTE TO (verb)


Sense 1lay waste to [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devastate or ravage

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

devastate; lay waste to; ravage; desolate; scourge; waste

Context example:

The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Hypernyms (to "lay waste to" is one way to...):

destroy; ruin (destroy completely; damage irreparably)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lay waste to"):

ruin (reduce to ruins)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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