Demanding that Johnson come up with a strategy to repeal Obamacare or else destroy the economy and the country is absurd.
Slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.
Hitler made it clear that it was his sacred mission to destroy the Jews.
early 13c., from Old French destruire (12c., Modern French détruire) "destroy, ravage, lay waste," from Vulgar Latin *destrugere (source of Italian distruggere), refashioned (influenced by destructus), from Latin destruere "tear down, demolish," literally "un-build," from de- "un-, down" (see de-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Related: Destroyed; destroying.