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nm. ravage, destruction
v. break; tear apart; trash; ravage; total

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(n.) = defacement ; smashing ; ravages ; rampage ; decimation ; rack and ruin ; shambles ; breakage.
Ex: Finally, a few copies of an edition seem generally to have slipped through with their cancellanda uncancelled, so that examples of the original settings may sometimes be found (occasionally slashed by the warehouse keeper's shears, deliberate defacement which escaped notice).
Ex: The traditional sacred silence has even been replaced by a wonderful and imaginative smashing of the 'sound barrier' between silent print and the world of activity.
Ex: Problems faced maybe entirely new ones, such as protecting the library's stock from the ravages of climate or of insects.
Ex: These nocturnal rampages by gangs of werewolves included chasing women, eating prodigiously, being splattered with mud, and caterwauling generally.
Ex: Over the past decades librarians have been variously outraged and resigned to budget cuts and spiralling prices, leading to the decimation of their holdings.
Ex: The policies that the Mugabe government have taken have lead the country to economic and political rack and ruin.
Ex: The article is entitled 'From shambles to showplace'.
Ex: If you brush or comb your hair too often or in the wrong way, this can lead to breakage.
* causar destrozos = wreak + devastation.
* destrozo intencionado = mutilation.
* destrozo producido por las condiciones ambientales = environmental damage.

(v.) = shatter ; batter ; vandalise [vandalize, -USA] ; wreak + devastation ; smash ; pull apart ; ravage ; go out + the window ; tear + Nombre + apart ; mangle ; dismember ; shred ; blow + Nombre + away ; wreck ; rip through ; pull + Nombre + to bits ; wipe + the floor with ; rubbish ; blight ; chew up ; rip + apart ; run + Nombre + (in)to the ground ; butcher ; knock + the bottom out of ; crucify ; slaughter.
Ex: Her feeling of well-being was soon rudely shattered.
Ex: But the early cylinder machines worked less accurately than the platens, tending to slur the impression and batter the type.
Ex: This article argues in favour of the term 'conservator' rather than 'restorer' of books as the former does not conjure up a picture of the Victorian artisan vandalising documents with irreversible treatments simply for effect.
Ex: This article describes the experiences of a fledgling information system in dealing with a hurricane which wreaked devastation on some of the most remote areas of Hawaii = Este artículo describe las experiencias de un sistema de información nuevo al verse afectado por un huracán que devastó algunas de las zonas más remotas de Hawaii.
Ex: The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
Ex: If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
Ex: The rigours of the climate and the effects of war and political unrest have ravaged this country's cultural heritage.
Ex: The lack of centralisation means that good management goes out the window and everything gets sloppier.
Ex: He is a stickler for detail and can tear apart a budget or a balance sheet faster than anyone.
Ex: In places the waters had swept container lorries loaded with goods yards off the road where they now lay twisted and mangled and almost unrecognizable as vehicles.
Ex: Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex: They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
Ex: Storms in this part of the world are common and the people didn't seem to bat an eyelid at the prospect of a 135km wind ripping through their town.
Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
Ex: The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis.
Ex: Cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest.
Ex: An 18-month-old girl was 'ripped apart like a doll' by a dog in a horrific attack at a family home, witnesses have disclosed.
Ex: The current owners purchased the business from the previous owners because they had apparently ran it to the ground.
Ex: Lots of people using the English language make my skin crawl, mostly for the way they butcher it.
Ex: The aggravated situation provides new arguments for supporters of military intervention, and knocks the bottom out of the adherents of the diplomatic process.
Ex: I'm really trying to understand why she is being crucified by the media.
Ex: Anything less than a win and he'll be slaughtered by the media for the next week.
* destrozar completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits ; blow + Nombre + out of the water.
* destrozarse = come + undone ; go to + rack and ruin ; come apart at + the seams ; fall apart at + the seams ; go to + ruin ; fall (in)to + ruin(s).