1. to break — to separate something into parts suddenly or violently
a) If you break something, it splits into pieces, or stops working.
b) The boy has broken his chair.
c) She fell off the ladder and broke her leg.
d) My watch is broken. I should repair it as soon as possible.
2. to destroy — to damage something so much that it cannot be repaired; to ruin
a) The flood destroyed the little town.
b) During the hurricane nearly two hundred houses were destroyed.
c) We were shown a film about the destructive power of tornadoes.
d) The earthquake led to great destruction.
3. to damage — to spoil or to break something so that it does not work properly or look like it did before.
a) The building was severely damaged by the flood.
b) The drought did a lot of damage.
c) The hurricane did a lot of damage to houses in the area.
d) You should know about the damage that smoking can do to your health.