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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tear down mean? 

TEAR DOWN (verb)
  The verb TEAR DOWN has 1 sense:

1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground

  Familiarity information: TEAR DOWN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TEAR DOWN (verb)

Sense 1tear down [BACK TO TOP]


Tear down so as to make flat with the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


dismantle; pull down; rase; raze; tear down; level; take down

Context example:

The building was levelled

Hypernyms (to "tear down" is one way to...):

destroy; destruct (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tear down"):

bulldoze (flatten with or as if with a bulldozer)

Sentence frames:

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

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