As a verb destroy
to damage beyond use or repair
As a noun cruiser is
(nautical|in the days of sail) a frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
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To damage beyond use or repair.
To cause destruction.
- The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
- ''Hooligans destroy unprovoked
To put down or euthanize.
- ''Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
(colloquial) To defeat soundly.
(computing) To remove data.
- Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
- The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.
* See also
* destroyer escort
* destroying angel
(nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
(nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
(nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
(nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
(nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
(US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
One who attends cruises.
* loser cruiser