demolish-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: Destroy completely, such that an entity is no longer alive or does not exist.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEMOLISH NP2[patient[concrete]]

The wrecking ball demolished the building.
A good warrior demolishes his enemies; he does not simply defeat
them. Leave none alive.
The army demolished the small village.
Program trades argue that the rule would demolish pricing efficiency
as we know it.

VerbNet: destroy-44
FrameNet: Destroying
PropBank: demolish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Humiliate or depress completely.

She was demolished by his refusal of her invitation.
The death of her son almost demolished her.
He was demolished by her rejection.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: demolish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: Defeat soundly in a competition (without killing).

The home team demolished the visitors.
The Stars demolished the Lightning last week.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3