vandalise

vandalize

[van-dl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), vandalized, vandalizing.
to destroy or deface by vandalism: Someone vandalized the museum during the night.
Also, especially British, vandalise.


Origin:
1790–1800; vandal + -ize

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vandalize or vandalise (ˈvændəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to destroy or damage (something) by an act of vandalism
 
vandalise or vandalise
 
vb

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vandalize
1845, from vandal + -ize. Related: Vandalized.
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