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pulverize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpulverizepul‧ver‧ize (also pulverise British English) /ˈpʌlvəraɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SQUASHto crush something into a powder 🔊 The seeds can be used whole or pulverized into flour. Grammar Pulverize is usually passive in this meaning.2 informalBEAT/DEFEAT to completely defeat someone 🔊 Stewart completely pulverized the opposition.pulverized adjective 🔊 pulverized coalpulverization /ˌpʌlvəraɪˈzeɪʃən $ -rə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pulverizeHe has just been pulverized by a being from the other side of the galaxy and what does he do?A towering red mist hung over them where the brick of the villages was pulverized by the bombardment.He sued her even before she pulverized him in print.The country, not surprisingly, preferred to wait to be persuaded rather than get pulverized in a partisan putsch.Gladstone had recommended chewing each bite thirty-two times, so Fletcher chewed every mouthful of food until it was pulverized into liquid.Destroy the skeleton, pulverize the bones.
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Verb table
pulverize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypulverize
he, she, itpulverizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypulverized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pulverized
he, she, ithas pulverized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pulverized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pulverize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pulverized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pulverizing
he, she, itis pulverizing
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you, we, theyare pulverizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pulverizing
you, we, theywere pulverizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pulverizing
he, she, ithas been pulverizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pulverizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pulverizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pulverizing
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