level to the ground

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level (something) to the ground

To raze something; to demolish something so that nothing is left standing or intact. My brother wanted to level my parents' old house to the ground when they passed away. A huge crowd turned up to watch the demolition team level the old building to the ground.
See also: ground, level

level something to the ground

to crush or demolish something down to the ground. They were forced to level the building to the ground, because they could not afford to maintain it. The house was leveled to the ground by the tornado.
See also: ground, level
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Allowing traffic to move from dock level to the ground or from the ground onto the back of a truck, a new portable steel yard ramp supports smooth flow of loading and unloading.
A portable steel yard ramp allows traffic to move from the dock level to the ground or from the ground onto the back of a truck.
* Erect the steel building columns from the foundation level to the ground level and erect the ground level framing.
Another test is the electric-quadrupole decay rate of the [5d.sup.9][6s.sup.2] [[blank].sup.2][D.sub.5/2] level to the ground level.
For smooth loading and unloading, a portable steel yard ramp allows traffic to move from the dock level to the ground, or from the ground onto the back of a truck.