raze (something) to the ground

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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.
See also: ground, raze
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si cwE11 "It's wrong that those rooms are being used for conferences and I think it is right that the local authority steps in and razes it to the ground. It would be an ideal situation to make it an NSPCC centre.