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vandalize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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vandalizevan‧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
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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.
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Verb table
vandalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvandalize
he, she, itvandalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvandalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vandalized
he, she, ithas vandalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vandalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vandalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vandalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vandalizing
he, she, itis vandalizing
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you, we, theyare vandalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas vandalizing
you, we, theywere vandalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vandalizing
he, she, ithas been vandalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vandalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vandalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vandalizing
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