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tr.v. un·built (-bĭlt′), un·build·ing, un·builds
To dismantle, take apart, or demolish; raze.


vb (tr)
(Building) to demolish or tear down (a building or other structure)



v. -built, -build•ing. v.t.
1. to demolish (something built); raze.
2. to raze a building or the like.
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Pernice, said to be a notorious skeptic, is always ready to make corrections, and so his rebuilding and unbuilding transformations of the sculptures are part of the system.
William Langwiesche, author of 'American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Centre', has infuriated members of the clergy and firefighters with a passage in his book which suggests possible looting at ground zero.