Most of the old part of the city was destroyed by bombs during the war.
The accident seemed to have totally destroyed his confidence.
The ancient manuscripts were destroyed by fire.
New evidence destroyed the testimony of the prosecution's chief witness.
In crowded populations, poverty destroys the possibility of cleanliness. (G.B. Shaw)
Through violence and propaganda, they have destroyed hope.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: Sense of competition or encounter between 2 entities
The rebel forces were destroyed in battle.
The home team destroyed the visitors.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid.
Park officials trapped and destroyed the bear.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4