Definition of teardown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈterdoun/


US informal
1An act of completely dismantling something: an engine teardown
1.1An act of demolishing a building, usually to build a new one on the same site: every teardown has an impact on the look and feel of a community
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  • Based on Greenwich demolition applications submitted since July 1, Mr. Marr projects 35 percent fewer residential teardowns will happen in his city this year.
  • Larger building systems will also require significant setup and teardown and may require modifications to existing building systems.
1.2A building bought solely for the purpose of demolishing: a $2 million teardown

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Syllabification: tear·down

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