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.
See also: ground, raze

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.
See also: ground, raze
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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.