Definitions

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  • v. To needlessly destroy other people’s property or public property; to commit vandalism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism

Etymologies

vandal +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is being paid to "vandalise" three large walls inside Henderson Gallery on Thistle Street Lane.

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  • Actors from the West End musical Mamma Mia! and film director Michael Winner have joined protests against plans to "vandalise" one of Britain's most architecturally beautiful shopping arcades.

    Fury grows over Burlington Arcade renovation as shopkeeper faces eviction

  • "Several thugs wanted to attack a military post and vandalise public property in the vicinity of Azadi Square," the radio said referring to the site of the rally held on Monday.

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Tuesday June 16)

  • Some of them even admitted they had used the riots to vandalise places where they'd been turned down for jobs.

    Reading the riots: ask the reason why | Editorial

  • The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has approved a new generation of cameras that are linked wirelessly and operate in clusters, meaning that speeding drivers will be caught whichever route they take across a wide area … they read numberplates automatically and transmit data instantly to a penalty-processing centre … They are harder to vandalise than Gatso cameras because they are suspended from arms on six-metre poles.

    Blatancy Award

  • The van was seemingly abandoned by police – no officers were inside as protesters started to vandalise it, and police looked on helplessly from around 50 metres away as activists climbed onto the roof, smashed windows, spraypainted its sides and, at one point, threw a smoke bomb inside.

    Second day of student protests - how the demonstrations happened

  • He was particularly infuriated by a statement of support from lecturers at Goldsmiths: "I can imagine what they would say were a group from the TaxPayers' Alliance to turn up at their homes and vandalise them in protest at the way these lecturers are leeching the taxpayer and failing to discipline their students."

    Cribsheet daily 16.11.10

  • Resulting in the astonishing precedent that it is ok to vandalise things in the name of Gaia.

    Kingsnorth Police Criticised Over Cost Shock! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Another piece is what happens to a country when it is run by people who view government as a tool of party political warfare, who vandalise the public finances so as to deny the oncoming enemy any advantage.

    In Brown's debt

  • So we're in a mess - and we may have to vandalise the value of sterling to get out of it painlessly.

    In Brown's debt

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