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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvandalizevan‧dal‧ize (also vandalise British English) /ˈvændəl-aɪz/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  SCCto damage or destroy things deliberately, especially public property The cemetery was vandalized during the night.see thesaurus at damage→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
vandalizeAll the public telephones in the area had been vandalized.Most of the public phones have been vandalized.A few days later, the house was ruthlessly, mercilessly, vandalized.Now, certainly within the last twenty-four hours, the room had been vandalized.After her death, it was vandalized and eventually bulldozed into nothing.Since then his name has been vandalized and the weather-worn inscription from Nuptials at Tipasa is already difficult to read.In comments to the media, Riggs had said protesters vandalized his office and assaulted his employees.Riggs said the protesters vandalized his office and assaulted his employees.They would not have to worry about their car being vandalized or stolen from a car park.City residents stop vandalizing public phones.No-one is really sure why people vandalize their own neighbourhoods.