When you beat your opponent 100 to 1, this is an example of when you demolish him.
When you take a wrecking ball and knock a building to the ground, this is an example of when you demolish the building.
When you eat 10 pancakes in 2 minutes, this is an example of when you demolish the pancakes.
The opposing team's home run demolished any hopes we had of winning the game.
Origin of demolish
- French démolir démoliss- from Latin dēmōlīrī dē- de- mōlīrī to build (from mōlēs mass)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested since the 16th Century CE; from Middle French demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir (“to destroy”, “to tear down”), from Latin dēmōlior (“I tear down”).