lay waste

lay waste
Synonyms and related words:
assault, attack, barbarize, batter, bring to ruin, brutalize, burn, butcher, carry on, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, engorge, go on, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, hammer, havoc, incinerate, lay in ruins, loot, maul, mug, pillage, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, riot, roar, ruin, ruinate, sack, savage, shipwreck, slaughter, sow chaos, storm, swallow up, tear, tear around, terrorize, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, vandalize, vaporize, violate, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck

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