To tear down

Related to To tear down: they've, tenacity, excitedness
to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.
- Shak.

See also: Tear

References in classic literature ?
And then at length the glorious mad descent down three plunging cataracts of rocky road, the exciting rattling of the harness, the grinding of the strong brakes, the driver's soothing calls to his horses, and the long burnished horn trailing wild music behind us, like invisible banners of aerial brass,--oh, it stirred the dullest blood amongst us thus as it were to tear down the sky towards the white roofs of Yellowsands, glittering here and there among the clouds of trees which filled the little valley almost to the sea's edge, while floating up to us came soft strains of music, silken and caressing, as though the sea itself sang us a welcome.
I am sure it will be a real pleasure to you to tear down the beautiful Emerald City, and in return for your valuable assistance we will allow you to bring back to your country ten thousand people of Oz, to be your slaves.
Then Milady attempted to tear down the doorcase, with a strength apparently above that of a woman; but finding she could not accomplish this, she in her fury stabbed at the door with her poniard, the point of which repeatedly glittered through the wood.
Lague said members and officials of the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) conducted a cleanup drive and also decided to tear down the old school building.
JERUSALEM, December 23, 2017 (WAFA) -- A Palestinian family residing in East Jerusalem was forced on Saturday to tear down its own home to avoid paying exorbitant amounts in fines and demolition costs to the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.
WORK to tear down the interior of a former Sunderland city centre department store is under way.
Governments of the two Taiwanese cities are pledging to tear down 290,000 illegal structures.
It is a world in which we want to tear down walls and not build them, and in which we all seek prosperity, wealth, honour and dignity for mankind.
Local sources said that soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, broke into the village on Tuesday dawn, surrounded the family home of Masalha, then took its residents and locked them up in a room in their neighbour's house before they started to tear down the walls of the apartment.
In this case, prosecutors said, certain pardoned politicians abused their powers to tear down the Cosmos complex of Fijat Canoski, leader of the Party for European Future, in 2011 in revenge for his earlier decision to end his collaboration with VMRODPMNE and become a coalition partner to SDSM.
The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority wants to tear down the crumbling structure to make way for a safer facility to collect and separate recyclables.
The peer said it was often better to "adopt and adapt" than to tear down, adding "pulsating life" could be given to towns and cities if well-designed new buildings were brought in alongside adaptations to older ones.