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Definition of "dismantle" []

  • To take apart; disassemble; tear down. (verb-transitive)
  • To put an end to in a gradual systematic way: dismantling the cumbersome regulations for interstate trucking. (verb-transitive)
  • To strip of furnishings or equipment: dismantled the house before knocking it down. (verb-transitive)
  • To strip of covering or clothing. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dismantle" in a sentence
  • "Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin dismantle social safety nets for short term economic gains influenced Clinton"
  • "At his lunch with Reagan and Bush just after the speech, one American asked, “Did we hear that word dismantle right?”"
  • "Good Old "Ron Paul", has always campaigned that we should 'dismantle' our CIA."