tear down

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tear down

  1. (transitive) To demolish
    • 1987 June 12, Ronald Reagan, Berlin Wall Speech[1]:
      General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!