Related to unbuild: unbuilt


tr.v. un·built (-bĭlt′), un·build·ing, un·builds
To dismantle, take apart, or demolish; raze.
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vb (tr)
(Building) to demolish or tear down (a building or other structure)
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v. -built, -build•ing. v.t.
1. to demolish (something built); raze.
2. to raze a building or the like.
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