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raze (something) to the ground

To completely demolish or destroy something until it is nothing but rubble on the ground. We've decided to raze this rickety old building to the ground. The wildfire ravaged the mountain town, razing countless buildings to the ground.
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raze something to the ground

to tear down something, usually a building, to ground level. The council decided to raze the old city hall to the ground. This building is to be razed to the ground.
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Ultimately, the vote was 49-44 in favor of the article to raze the buildings, but that was 13 votes shy of the two-thirds required to use money from the Stabilization Account.
He said that the squad would also help the civic body to raze the illegal construction during anti-encroachment drive.
Rawalpindi -- The Punjab government has directed the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) to raze illegal residential and commercial buildings.
Published on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:25 PNN Israeli forces started Thursday morning, to raze an agricultural land in Wadi Fokin, west of Bethlehem.
Hisham Abu Ali, owner of the land, said that Israeli bulldozers started since the early hours of the morning, to raze the land that is located near the Cremisan Monastery, west of the city of Beit Jala, in order to pave a bypass road that connects the monastery to Road 60.
Israeli forces regularly breach the Gaza borders and raze land to prevent farmers from accessing it.