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English definition of “dismantle”

dismantle

verb uk   /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. [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.
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