- to deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipment, defenses, etc.: to dismantle a ship; to dismantle a fortress.
- to disassemble or pull down; take apart: They dismantled the machine and shipped it in pieces.
- to divest of dress, covering, etc.: The wind dismantled the trees of their leaves.
Origin of dismantle
Related Words for dismantledemolish, disassemble, wreck, undo, destroy, raze, wrack, annihilate, level, subvert, ruin, denude, deprive, decimate, fell, bare, dismount, strip, strike, divest
Examples from the Web for dismantle
Contemporary Examples of dismantle
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.Jamie Foxx: Get Over the Black ‘Annie’
December 20, 2014
Today, though, professional and amateur historians can build counter-narratives that are hard to dismantle.God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
November 16, 2014
This missive could just be read as your standard step-around; an attempt to dismantle a potential PR bomb before it detonates.There She Is! Deport the Miss America Pageant.
October 6, 2014
I used to dismantle a calculator to understand how it works.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk
September 17, 2014
"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?
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of dismantle
Tonight I dismantle this, and tomorrow start reconstructing it for Isaak's head.The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Therefore did the magnanimous Burl dismantle himself at once.Burl
In the meantime, dismantle the press and give me the plates, for I must save them.The Barrel Mystery
William J. (William James) Flynn
To-morrow, when they begin to dismantle my nurseries, I do not know how I shall bear it.An Isle in the Water
This done, it was thought prudent to dismantle and evacuate the stockade.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'
Percy F. Westerman
- to take apart
- to demolish or raze
- to strip of covering