verb (used with object), dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling.
- dismal science,
- dismal swamp,
Origin of dismantle
Examples from the Web for dismantle
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.
Today, though, professional and amateur historians can build counter-narratives that are hard to dismantle.
This missive could just be read as your standard step-around; an attempt to dismantle a potential PR bomb before it detonates.
I used to dismantle a calculator to understand how it works.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Step by step, we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy ISIL and what it stands for," he said.Will The Latest ISIS Beheading Move Britain To Tougher Action?|Jamie Dettmer|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is quite sufficient for a man to have a fine foot and a clear eye in order to dismantle the portrait of a husband.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
The last probable customer had gone, and the ladies in charge of the booths were beginning to dismantle them.Georgina of the Rainbows|Annie Fellows Johnston
The people of Bwayan promised to dismantle all their forts immediately, for that was one of the conditions of peace.The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
In the spring I shall return to Trinity, to dismantle my rooms, and bid you a final adieu.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)|Thomas Moore
Tonight I dismantle this, and tomorrow start reconstructing it for Isaak's head.The Ideal|Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Word Origin for dismantle
1570s, from Middle French desmanteler "to tear down the walls of a fortress," literally "strip of a cloak," from des- "off, away" (see dis-) + manteler "to cloak" (see mantle). Related: Dismantled; dismantling.