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Verb

Infinitive
to destroy

Third person singular
destroys

Simple past
destroyed

Past participle
-

Present participle
destroying

to destroy (third-person singular simple present destroys, present participle destroying, simple past and past participle destroyed) (transitive)
  1. To damage beyond use or repair.
    The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
  2. To put down or euthanize.
    Destroy a rabid dog.
  3. (colloquial) To defeat soundly.
  4. (computing) To remove data.
    The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.

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