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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Any hike in the interest rates will result in contraction of the economy which will lay waste to all the efforts of the government to revive the economy, said Naseem-ur-Rehman, a central leader of the BMP.
This is mutually assured destruction, with you as a nuclear nation hovering your hands over the Big Red Button, ready to lay waste to cities, continents and ultimately the world itself.
4 billion hectares, an area larger than China, is wasted annually which also lay waste to all the investment.
ONCE again developers' greed is about to lay waste to a tract of Powys countryside.
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.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran (whom we noted yesterday is supremely loaded even as sanctions lay waste to Iran's economy), has his country's final say in the nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 Group currently at work in Geneva.
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.