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vandalize

[van-dl-ahyz] /ˈvæn dlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), vandalized, vandalizing.
1.
to destroy or deface by vandalism:
Someone vandalized the museum during the night.
Also, especially British, vandalise.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; vandal + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for vandalizing

vandalize

/ˈvændəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to destroy or damage (something) by an act of vandalism
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Word Origin and History for vandalizing

vandalize

v.

by 1797, from vandal + -ize. Related: Vandalized; vandalizing.

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