demolish

英 [dɪ'mɒlɪʃ] 美 [dɪ'mɑlɪʃ]
  • vt. 拆除;破坏;毁坏;推翻;驳倒
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1. mole "breakwater" <=====> demolish. demolish ==> mole "breakwater".
demolish 拆除

de-, 不,非,使相反。-mol, 建造,大块,词源同mole, molecule. 即拆除已建造的。

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demolish: [16] To demolish something is etymologically to ‘deconstruct’ it. The word comes from demoliss-, the stem of Old French demolir, which in turn came from Latin dēmōlīrī ‘throw down, demolish’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix -, denoting reversal of a previous condition, and mōlīrī, which among other things meant ‘build, construct’. This was a derivative of mōles ‘mass, huge mass, massive structure’ (source of English mole ‘harbour wall’ and molecule).
=> mole, molecule
demolish (v.)
1560s, from Middle French demoliss-, present participle stem of démolir "to destroy, tear down" (late 14c.), from Latin demoliri "tear down," from de- "down" (see de-) + moliri "build, construct," from moles (genitive molis) "massive structure" (see mole (n.3)). Related: Demolished; demolishing.
1. Our intention was to demolish the rumours that have surrounded him.
我们的目的是要彻底击破围绕他的那些谣言。

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2. He was enraged by news of plans to demolish the pub.
看到计划拆除酒馆的新闻,他非常愤怒。

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3. They'll demolish this house over my dead body.
我死也不让他们拆这所房子.

来自辞典例句

4. I'll demolish the first who puts me out of temper!
谁先惹我发脾气,我就斩掉谁.

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5. They would also like to demolish the atomic museum.
他们甚至还要毁掉原子弹纪念馆.

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