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pull down (1)

Meaning: to destroy a building or structure because it is old, dangerous, or no longer wanted

Synonym: demolish, knock down

For example:

  • pull down sth The residents of Berlin pulled down the wall that had divided their city for nearly thirty years.

  • pull sth down Grandma wants us to pull the old shed down so she can use the space to make a new vegetable garden.

  • be pulled down The old cinema was pulled down and a new office building was built there instead.

Nouns often used as objects with
pull down (1): building, house, church, shed, wall, tent, billboard, shelter

Quick Quiz:

After the apartment building had been pulled down, it was
  1. a little shorter than before
  2. more expensive to rent
  3. a big pile of rubble

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