Pulverise



[puhl-vuh-rahyz] /ˈpʌl vəˌraɪz/

verb (used with object), pulverized, pulverizing.
1.
to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
2.
to demolish or crush completely.
3.
Slang. to defeat, hurt badly, or, figuratively, render helpless:
The Kid pulverized Jackson with a series of brutal lefts. He’s a veteran nightclub comic who can pulverize any audience in seconds.
verb (used without object), pulverized, pulverizing.
4.
to become reduced to dust.
/ˈpʌlvəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to reduce (a substance) to fine particles, as by crushing or grinding, or (of a substance) to be so reduced
2.
(transitive) to destroy completely; defeat or injure seriously
v.

chiefly British English spelling of pulverize (q.v.). Also see -ize. Related: Pulverised; pulverising; pulverisation.
v.

early 15c., from Late Latin pulverizare “reduce to powder or dust,” from Latin pulvis (genitive pulveris) “dust, powder” (see pollen). Related: Pulverized; pulverizing.

verb

To defeat thoroughly; punish; clobber (1631+)

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