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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Example sentences
As a result the students are much more respectful of the property and less
  inclined to make messes or vandalize property.
He said looters ransacked the museum's gift shop and went on to vandalize
  authentic treasures as well.
Taggers vandalize all parts of the city, and are not necessarily tied to a
  specific neighborhood.
These ancient designs are irreplaceable, please have respect and do not
  vandalize them.
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