Erect and Tear down


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Erect verb – To fix in an upright position.
Usage example: the tribes of the Pacific Northwest erected totem poles in front of their dwellings

Tear down is an antonym for erect in build topic.
Nearby Words: erection, erected, erecting, erectile, erector
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Tear down

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Tear down verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach

Erect is an antonym for tear down.
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