an earthquake destroyed most of the city
the destruction was almost total
to damage something so badly that it does not exist or cannot be used
construction ahead. please detour.
the feminist article deconstructs the myth that men and women are born different
read the instructions carefully before using the machine
The police who broke into the house were only acting on/under instructions.
The police have been instructed to patrol the building and surrounding area.
He works in a sports centre instructing people in the use of the gym equipment.
do you play any musical instuments?
a light is flashing on the instrument panel
the Chief of Staff has been instrumental in changing the President's mind
the investigators tried to reconstruct the crime scene
do not misconstrue my caution as cowardice
if you do not back down, I shall have to construe your action as hostile
to interpret wrongly
the car was tolled away because it was obstructing traffic
v. 阻礙 (=impede)
if you do not pull over, you may be fined for obstruction of justice
the company could not attract foreign capital because of its poor infrastructure
the superstructure of the building is completely made of steel and glass
the basic framework of a building or a system