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English definition of “dismantle”

dismantle

verb     /dɪˈsmæn.tl̩/ US  /-t̬l̩/
[I or T] to take a machine apart or to come apart into separate pieces: She dismantled the washing machine to see what the problem was, but couldn't put it back together again. The good thing about the bike is that it dismantles if you want to put it in the back of the car.Tearing and breaking into pieces [T] to get rid of a system or organization, usually over a period of time: Unions accuse the government of dismantling the National Health Service.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of dismantle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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