Definition of dismantle
dismantlingplay \-ˈmant-liŋ, -ˈman-təl-\
1 : to disconnect the pieces of will have to dismantle the engine; also : to destroy the integrity or functioning of The program was later dismantled due to a lack of funding.
2 : to strip of dress or covering : divest
3 : to strip of furniture and equipment dismantled the ship before scrapping it
dismantlementplay \-ˈman-təl-mənt\ noun
Examples of dismantle in a Sentence
The mechanic dismantled the engine to repair it.
When will they dismantle the old bridge?
The after-school program was dismantled due to lack of funding.
He accuses them of trying to dismantle the country's legal system.
Recent Examples of dismantle from the Web
Southlake Carroll dismantled Arlington Martin 9-0 on Saturday at Dallas Baptist University’s Horner Ballpark, sweeping the Class 6A Region I final series in two games.
Still, Trump has registered only mixed results as his campaign promises, and the promise of dismantling Obama's accomplishments, come up repeatedly against the stricter realities of governing.
Dismantling the sculpture begins Friday and will take four days.
Calls to remove the works from public view have drawn different responses from the institutions, with the Walker and the artist agreeing to dismantle and burn the sculpture, and the Whitney keeping the painting in place.
Efforts to dismantle Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts started again late Tuesday as a bill that would cut back many of the Kansas Republican’s prized economic policies cleared the Kansas Senate.
Under the nrestoration, 25 masons from Dan Lepore & Sons Co. in Conshohocken, Pa., dismantled 5,312 pieces of structural and carved limestone, which were cleaned and repaired.
Libya’s present woes are rooted in the failure of the very first transitional government to dismantle those militias and integrate them into a national army.
The Montana race focused on Quist’s history of financial problems and Gianforte’s stance on House Republicans’ effort to dismantle Obamacare.
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Origin and Etymology of dismantle
Middle French desmanteler, from des- dis- + mantel mantle
First Known Use: 1579
DISMANTLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dismantle for English Language Learners
: to take (something, such as a machine or structure) apart so that it is in separate pieces
: to destroy (something) in an orderly way : to gradually cause (something) to come to an end
DISMANTLE Defined for Kids
Definition of dismantle for Students
1 : to take completely apart (as for storing or repair)
2 : to strip of furniture or equipment
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