To badly remodel a building ignoring its character or history

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  • grimthorpe — ˈgrim(p)ˌthȯ(ə)rp transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: after Sir Edmund Beckett, first Baron Grimthorpe died 1905 English lawyer and architect whose restoration of St. Albans cathedral in England was severely criticized : to remodel (an… …   Useful english dictionary

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