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1. The act or process of taking apart or demolishing.
2. also tear-down A building that is to be torn down and replaced with another, often larger building.
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(Building) building trades the demolition or disassembly of a machine or building
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a taking apart; disassembly.
2. a house or other building that is purchased with the intention of tearing it down and replacing it with another, more expensive structure.
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