destroy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈstrɔɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈstrɔɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di stroi)

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destroy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. destroy the [environment, Earth, world]
  2. being destroyed by [us, contamination, industry, global warming]
  3. destroyed their [homes, houses, town]
  4. their [homes] were destroyed
  5. destroyed by the [storm, war, robbers]
  6. destroy [the enemy, the opposition, her opponent, evidence]
  7. destroyed him [on the court, during the game]
  8. destroyed all [copies, evidence]
  9. all [copies] were destroyed
  10. the [culture, habitat, way of life] is being destroyed
  11. destroyed his [hopes, dreams] (of)
  12. destroyed [all, any, every] hope (of)
  13. [seek, search, target] and destroy
  14. [ordered, instructed, allowed] to destroy
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