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House or other building that is purchased with the intention of demolishing it and replacing it with another, more expensive structure. Also: The act or process of demolishing.

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  • IFixit 'teardown' expert wishes Apple would open up a bit more
  • Judging from the details of an iSuppli "teardown" quoted by ...
  • Andrew Rassweiler, who supervised the "teardown" analysis of the product.
  • In a spoof, the company has even put a special "teardown" on its website.
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