dismantle


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dis·man·tle

 (dĭs-măn′tl)
tr.v. dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling, dis·man·tles
1.
a. To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
b. To put an end to in a gradual systematic way: dismantling the cumbersome regulations for interstate trucking.
2. To strip of furnishings or equipment: dismantled the house before knocking it down.
3. To strip of covering or clothing.

[Obsolete French desmanteler, to raze fortifications round a town, from Old French : des-, dis- + (em)manteler, to cover with a coat, shelter (ultimately from mantel, cloak; see mantle).]

dis·man′tle·ment n.

dismantle

(dɪsˈmæntəl)
vb (tr)
1. to take apart
2. to demolish or raze
3. to strip of covering
[C17: from Old French desmanteler to remove a cloak from; see mantle]
disˈmantlement n
disˈmantler n

dis•man•tle

(dɪsˈmæn tl)

v.t. -tled, -tling.
1. to deprive or strip of apparatus, trappings, equipment, etc.
2. to take apart.
3. to divest of dress, covering, etc.
[1570–80; < Middle French desmanteler. See dis-1, mantle]
dis•man′tle•ment, n.
dis•man′tler, n.

dismantle


Past participle: dismantled
Gerund: dismantling

Imperative
dismantle
dismantle
Present
I dismantle
you dismantle
he/she/it dismantles
we dismantle
you dismantle
they dismantle
Preterite
I dismantled
you dismantled
he/she/it dismantled
we dismantled
you dismantled
they dismantled
Present Continuous
I am dismantling
you are dismantling
he/she/it is dismantling
we are dismantling
you are dismantling
they are dismantling
Present Perfect
I have dismantled
you have dismantled
he/she/it has dismantled
we have dismantled
you have dismantled
they have dismantled
Past Continuous
I was dismantling
you were dismantling
he/she/it was dismantling
we were dismantling
you were dismantling
they were dismantling
Past Perfect
I had dismantled
you had dismantled
he/she/it had dismantled
we had dismantled
you had dismantled
they had dismantled
Future
I will dismantle
you will dismantle
he/she/it will dismantle
we will dismantle
you will dismantle
they will dismantle
Future Perfect
I will have dismantled
you will have dismantled
he/she/it will have dismantled
we will have dismantled
you will have dismantled
they will have dismantled
Future Continuous
I will be dismantling
you will be dismantling
he/she/it will be dismantling
we will be dismantling
you will be dismantling
they will be dismantling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dismantling
you have been dismantling
he/she/it has been dismantling
we have been dismantling
you have been dismantling
they have been dismantling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dismantling
you will have been dismantling
he/she/it will have been dismantling
we will have been dismantling
you will have been dismantling
they will have been dismantling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dismantling
you had been dismantling
he/she/it had been dismantling
we had been dismantling
you had been dismantling
they had been dismantling
Conditional
I would dismantle
you would dismantle
he/she/it would dismantle
we would dismantle
you would dismantle
they would dismantle
Past Conditional
I would have dismantled
you would have dismantled
he/she/it would have dismantled
we would have dismantled
you would have dismantled
they would have dismantled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dismantle - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
bulldoze - flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.dismantle - take apart into its constituent pieces
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
3.dismantle - take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

dismantle

verb
1. take apart, strip, demolish, raze, disassemble, pull to pieces, unrig, take to pieces or bits He asked for immediate help to dismantle the warheads.
2. abolish, end, overturn, suppress, overthrow, void, terminate, eradicate, put an end to, quash, do away with, stamp out, obliterate, vitiate opposition to the president's policy of dismantling apartheid

dismantle

verb
1. To take (something) apart:
2. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
Translations
يُفَكِّك
rozebrat
demontere
lebont
taka í sundur
išmontuoti
demontētizārdītizjaukt

dismantle

[dɪsˈmæntl] VT [+ machine] → desmontar, desarmar; [+ fort, ship] → desmantelar; [+ system, organization] → desmantelar

dismantle

[ˌdɪsˈmæntəl] vt
[+ structure] → démonter; [+ building] → détruire; [+ fort, warship] → démanteler
[+ system, infrastructure] → démanteler; [+ barriers] → anéantir

dismantle

vt (= take to pieces)auseinandernehmen; scaffoldingabbauen; (permanently) shipabwracken; arms factory, machinerydemontieren; (fig) apartheid etcdemontieren

dismantle

[dɪsˈmæntl] vt (machine etc) → smontare; (service, system) → smantellare; (fort, warship) → disarmare

dismantle

(disˈmӕntl) verb
to pull down or take to pieces. The wardrobe was so large we had to dismantle it to get it down the stairs.
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