laying waste


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Noun1.laying waste - destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruinedlaying waste - destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
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Golden Horn also won over a mile on his only two-year-old start before laying waste to Europe's finest at three - that's not to say Frankellina will do the same in 2019 but it's not a bad omen, is it?
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