Raze to the ground - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
raze to the ground
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
This is the fourth time the Israeli forces raze to the ground
houses in this area since the beginning of 2016, in order to force the Palestinian natives to desert the place, he added.
The local authority wants to raze to the ground
Twynyrodyn Junior School in Merthyr Tydfil, which closed four years ago, to make way for a housing development.