lay waste to


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Verb1.lay waste to - cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
ruin - reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
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15pm The city is under seige, which means some gripping battle scenes as roaring armies lay waste to each other.
15pm C The city is under seige, which means some gripping battle scenes as roaring armies lay waste to each other.
Master the complicated control scheme and you will gain access to an arsenal of interesting weaponry that provides no end of lethal ways to lay waste to your competition.
The British tech-metallers rocked up in Birmingham oozing confidence on the back of their career-defining album Edge of the Earth and proceeded to lay waste to the Institute.
Wayne may now be earning pounds 250,000 a week and Coleen may be able to lay waste to the designer boutiques of the north-west of England, but there is no misery that compares to being on holiday with someone you really don't want to be on holiday with.
A fungal blight imported from Asia, however, would eventually lay waste to some 4 billion chestnut trees and bring the proud tree to near extinction.
Other games have you climb into things on wheels -- Wayne gets to use a variety of ``vital suits,'' which are mobilized battle armor units that can fly, transform and lay waste to anything that stands in their way.