cut down, chop down, hew down.
2. devastate, desolate, lay waste; ravage, wreak havoc upon, destroy, ruin, Dial, ruinate, bring to ruin, lay in ruins; wreck, Si total, knock to pieces, dash to pieces, smash, waste, Si trash, reduce to nothing; undo, unmake, unbuild, dismantle, disassemble, take apart.
3. pulverize, crush, squelch, Si smush, mash; crash, shatter, batter, break; fracture, splinter, tear, crack, split, rend, tear apart, wrench apart; mutilate, mangle, maim, make mincemeat of; mar, damage, spoil, mark, spot, stain; disfigure, scar, deface, blemish.
4. annihilate, discreate, exterminate, extirpate, extinguish; erase, efface, eradicate, expunge, cancel, obliterate; excise, cut, cut out, cut off; blot out, strike out, stamp out, crush out, wipe out, rub out; kill, kill off, slay, slaughter; murder, finish, finish off, Si do in, Si. zap, sacrifice, mow down.
5. purge, get rid of, leave no vestige or trace of, liquidate, remove, dispose of; terminate, dissolve, bring to an end, pyt an end to, do away with; explode, burst, blast, blow up.
6. quash, quell, suppress, squelch, crush, vanquish, squash; nip, nip in the bud, Inf put the kibosh on; overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, subvert, cause the downfall of, defeat, conquer.
7. devour, swallow up, gobble up, consume, gorge, eat away, bolt, stuff; guzzle, gulp, drown. demolition, n. 1. razing, tearing down, pulling down, taking down, bringing down, breaking down, throwing down, beating down; casting down, knocking down, flinging down, hurling down, precipitation; felling, leveling, prostration; cutting down, chopping down, hewing down.
2. devastation, desolation, laying waste, gutting, wipe-out; ravagement, havoc, holocaust, destruction, dilapidation, ruination, bringing to ruin, laying in ruins; wrecking, wreckage, knocking to pieces, dashing to pieces, smashing*, dismantling, disassembly, taking apart.
3. pulverization, crushing, squelching, Si smushing, mashing; crashing, shattering, battering, breaking, breakup; fracturing, tearing apart, wrenching apart, cracking, splitting; mutilation, mangling, making mincemeat of; marring, damage, spoilage, mark, spotting, stain; disfigurement, scarring, defacement.
4. annihilation, discreation, extermination, extirpation, extinguishment, extinction; erasure, erasion, ef-facement, eradication, expunction, cancellation, obliteration; excision, cutting out, cutting off; blotting out, striking out, stamping out, crushing out, wiping out, rubbing out; killing, slaying, slaughter; murder, finishing off, Si zapping, sacrifice, mowing down.
5. purgation, getting rid of, leaving no vestige or trace of, liquidation, removal; termination, dissolution, bringing to an end, putting an end to, doing away with.
6. quashing, quelling, suppression, squelching, crushing, vanquishment, squashing; nipping, nipping in the bud, Inf. putting the kibosh on; overthrow, overturn, subversion, defeat, conquest. demon, n. 1. devil, evil spirit, cacodemon, Arab. Myth, afreet, Islamic Myth, genie or jinn or djinn, Class. Myth. Alastor, Astarotte; fiend, ogre, ghoul, monster, vampire, harpy; werewolf, wolfman, lycan-thrope, Fr. loup-garou; incubus, succubus, nightmare, siren, nymph, Slavic Myth, rusalka; troll, sprite, Ger. Folklore, nix, elf, Irish Folklore, leprechaun; pixy, brownie, imp, dwarf; goblin, host, Irish Folklore, banshee, barghest; hobgoblin, bogy, Puck, boogeyman, boogey, spook.
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The word repress can be used in two ways:
1) To put a stop to something by force.
A country's army can repress a revolution or revolt - stop it by fighting and winning against the revolutionaries. Politicians and governments can also repress opposition or dissent (disagreement) through control of the media as well as threatening people who have different opinions.
2) To hold back your feelings, or avoid revealing or acting on them.
If your boss makes an embarrassing mistake during a presentation to a client, you may have to repress your laughter (not laugh, even though you want to). The word "suppress" can also be used for this, and is probably more common.
In psychology, if feelings, memories, or desires are repressed, it means they are buried deep in the person's consciousness (and often cause some negative effects on thinking or behavior). For example, a man who abuses children may have repressed memories of himself being abused when he was a child.
Suppress is the most common of the three, and has the most general meaning. It can be used:
1) In the same sense as repress - to stop a rebellion, uprising, revolt, or dissent by using force. Sometimes we add the adjectives violently, brutally, or bloodily if the suppression involved fighting and killing.
2) For holding back feelings - similarly to repress, but without the psychology meaning. If one of your co-workers who is extremely lazy receives a huge promotion, you might have to suppress your surprise upon hearing the news.
We often say somebody was "unable to suppress" their emotion if they couldn't avoid showing their feelings, or "tried to suppress" their emotion if they are making an effort but having difficulty:
3) Prevent something from being revealed
A dishonest lawyer might suppress evidence in a criminal trial. A controlling government might suppress information or news that could present the government in a negative light.