destruir


destruir
v.
to destroy.
El temblor destruyó la pared The quake destroyed the wall.
Sus trucos destruyeron a María His tricks destroyed Mary.
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destruir
Conjugation model [HUIR], like {{link=huir}}huir
verbo transitivo
1 to destroy
2 figurado to destroy, ruin, wreck
han destruido sus esperanzas they've shattered her hopes
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verb
to destroy
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1. VT
1) [+ objeto, edificio] to destroy

el acusado había destruido todas las pruebas — the defendant had destroyed all the evidence

el año pasado se destruyeron miles de empleos en la construcción — last year thousands of construction jobs were lost

2) (=estropear) [+ amistad, matrimonio, armonía] to wreck, destroy; [+ argumento, teoría] to demolish; [+ esperanza] to dash, shatter; [+ proyecto, plan] to wreck, ruin
2.
See:
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verbo transitivo
a) <documentos/pruebas> to destroy; <ciudad> to destroy; <medio ambiente> to damage
b) (echar por tierra) <reputación> to ruin; <plan> to wreck; <esperanzas> to dash, shatter

los problemas económicos destruyeron su matrimonio — financial problems wrecked their marriage

le destruyó la vida — it/he wrecked o destroyed his/her life

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= demolish, destroy, knock out, scupper, wipe out, trash, pull apart, sweep away, knock down, rack [wrack], wreak + destruction, destruct, shred, wreck, decimate, lay + waste to, wash out, run down, break down, blow up, rubbish, stomp + Nombre + out, smash.
Ex. Having just demolished enumerative classification to some extent in the previous section, it is reasonable to ask how effective menu-based information retrieval systems might be.
Ex. I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
Ex. Two years ago Hurricane Hugo nearly knocked out Charleston.
Ex. This arrangement could definitely help solve the librarian's problems, unless unexpected events scupper it.
Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
Ex. At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
Ex. If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
Ex. Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
Ex. Your note attempts to knock down an assertion not made.
Ex. Both countries that have been wracked for the last ten years by violent civil wars.
Ex. The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
Ex. That means that the abstractions of scientific knowledge reduce the reality and even destruct it.
Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex. They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
Ex. Insect pests decimate a significant proportion of the world's food supply and transmit a number of deadly human diseases.
Ex. The mutilation of periodicals is laying waste to vital and expensive periodical collections in all kinds of library across the USA, and it seems to strike academic libraries with particular virulence.
Ex. Some sections of road washed out by flood waters.
Ex. It really is time we stopped kow-towing to every Tom, Dick and Harry who runs down our industry.
Ex. It describes our experience in combatting mould which grew as a result of high humidity and temperatures when the air conditioning system broke down for several days after several days of rain.
Ex. The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
Ex. Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
Ex. The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
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* chocar destruyendo = smash into.
* destruir completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
* destruir la esperanza = shatter + Posesivo + hopes.
* destruir un mito = explode + myth.
* fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
* fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
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verbo transitivo
a) <documentos/pruebas> to destroy; <ciudad> to destroy; <medio ambiente> to damage
b) (echar por tierra) <reputación> to ruin; <plan> to wreck; <esperanzas> to dash, shatter

los problemas económicos destruyeron su matrimonio — financial problems wrecked their marriage

le destruyó la vida — it/he wrecked o destroyed his/her life

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= demolish, destroy, knock out, scupper, wipe out, trash, pull apart, sweep away, knock down, rack [wrack], wreak + destruction, destruct, shred, wreck, decimate, lay + waste to, wash out, run down, break down, blow up, rubbish, stomp + Nombre + out, smash.

Ex: Having just demolished enumerative classification to some extent in the previous section, it is reasonable to ask how effective menu-based information retrieval systems might be.

Ex: I am frequently taken to task as someone who would try to destroy the integrity of certain catalogs on the West Coast.
Ex: Two years ago Hurricane Hugo nearly knocked out Charleston.
Ex: This arrangement could definitely help solve the librarian's problems, unless unexpected events scupper it.
Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
Ex: At the same time, the author takes issue with the view that the great libraries of America are being 'trashed' by the rush towards technology.
Ex: If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
Ex: Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
Ex: Your note attempts to knock down an assertion not made.
Ex: Both countries that have been wracked for the last ten years by violent civil wars.
Ex: The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
Ex: That means that the abstractions of scientific knowledge reduce the reality and even destruct it.
Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex: They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
Ex: Insect pests decimate a significant proportion of the world's food supply and transmit a number of deadly human diseases.
Ex: The mutilation of periodicals is laying waste to vital and expensive periodical collections in all kinds of library across the USA, and it seems to strike academic libraries with particular virulence.
Ex: Some sections of road washed out by flood waters.
Ex: It really is time we stopped kow-towing to every Tom, Dick and Harry who runs down our industry.
Ex: It describes our experience in combatting mould which grew as a result of high humidity and temperatures when the air conditioning system broke down for several days after several days of rain.
Ex: The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
Ex: Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
Ex: The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
* chocar destruyendo = smash into.
* destruir completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
* destruir la esperanza = shatter + Posesivo + hopes.
* destruir un mito = explode + myth.
* fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
* fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.

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destruir [I20 ]
vt
1 ‹documentos/pruebas› to destroy; ‹ciudad› to destroy
productos que destruyen el medio ambiente products that damage the environment
2 (echar por tierra) ‹reputación› to ruin; ‹plan› to ruin, wreck; ‹esperanzas› to dash, shatter
los problemas económicos destruyeron su matrimonio financial problems wrecked o ruined their marriage
la droga está destruyendo muchas vidas drugs are wrecking o ruining o destroying the lives of many people
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destruir (conjugate destruir) verbo transitivo
a)documentos/pruebasto destroy;

ciudadto destroy;
medio ambienteto damage
b) (echar por tierra) ‹reputaciónto ruin;

planto wreck;
esperanzasto dash, shatter
destruir verbo transitivo to destroy
'destruir' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acabar
- barrer
- dinamitar
- minar
- socavar
- anular
- consumir
- liquidar
English:
destroy
- flatten
- gut
- nuke
- obliterate
- shatter
- zap
- explode
- ruin
- shred
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destruir
vt
1. [destrozar] to destroy
2. [desbaratar] [argumento] to demolish;
[proyecto] to ruin, to wreck; [ilusión, esperanzas] to dash; [reputación] to ruin; [matrimonio, relación] to wreck; [pareja] to break up
3. [hacienda, fortuna] to squander
See also the pronominal verb destruirse
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destruir
v/t
1 destroy
2 (estropear) ruin, wreck
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destruir {41} vt
: to destroy
See also the reflexive verb destruirse
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destruir vb to destroy

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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