In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to raze sth (to the ground) — arrasar algo
- She slaughtered all Roman inhabitants and razed the town.
- Work began to raze the building in February this year.
- The old village was razed to the ground, and very quickly the new town of Abbeyleix became established.
- Temporary facilities have been in place since the former service area building was razed to the ground last October.
- The Israeli army said it razed the buildings because they had been used to fire at its troops and for smuggling arms.
- Who would start a restoration project by razing the building to be restored almost to the ground?
- I will raze the whole building to the ground, if that's what it takes to prove myself.
- Military bulldozers yesterday knocked down all the structures in Kadim, and were razing buildings in Ganim.
- All the Trojan men are killed, the town is razed to the ground and the women are distributed among the occupiers as the spoils of victory.
- In 1968, New York City razed the existing buildings and planted grass on the island.
- Some three hundred buildings were razed with a property loss estimated at three million dollars.
- If the charge that he conspired to raze a mosque is valid, there is a great deal to answer for.
- Next it was the turn of armoured bulldozers to raze building after building.
- If you join, I will have no need to raze your towns and capture your villages.
- As if to exact revenge on being chased back to the desert, the border villages and towns were razed to the ground.
- And this week, the Mayfair building was finally razed to the ground.
- Troops were razing buildings and killing people as they were encountered.
- They talk of ‘carpet bombing’ and razing whole cities to the ground.
- Neither our lease nor our budget will allow us to raze our buildings to put in showcase-perfect sustainable materials.
- A frenzy of hotel building razed old neighbourhoods and transformed city centres.
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