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destroy

1. verb end existence of (structure, object)2. verb put an end to (quality, feeling)3. verb put down (animal)4. verb ruin life of5. verb completely defeat 1 verb end existence of (structure, object) TRANSITIVEscrios verb  c m umill verbcuir ó rathdíothaigh verb  c m uthe earthquake destroyed the city scrios an crith talún an chathair, leag an crith talún an chathairhe destroyed the evidence chuir sé an fhianaise ó mhaith, mhill sé an fhianaisesewerage has destroyed the river tá an abhainn scriosta ag séarachas, tá drochbhail ar an abhainn ag séarachas, tá an abhainn ó rath ag séarachas 2 verb put an end to (quality, feeling) TRANSITIVEscrios verb  c m umill verbit destroyed her faith in the church scrios sé a muinín san eaglais
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3 verb put down (animal) TRANSITIVEdíothaigh technical term verb  c m uthe dog was destroyed cuireadh an madra chun báis, díothaíodh an madra 4 verb ruin life of TRANSITIVEscrios verb  c m umill verbthe bad news almost destroyed him ba bheag nár scrios an drochscéala é, is beag nár chuir an drochscéala deireadh leis 5 verb completely defeat TRANSITIVEcloígh verb  c m uslad a dhéanamh arthey destroyed the enemy in the war chloígh siad an namhaid sa chogadh, rinne siad léirscrios ar an namhaid sa chogadhwe'll destroy the other team déanfaimid slad ar an bhfoireann eile

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