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English definition of “dismantle”

dismantle

verb [T]     /dɪˈsmæntl/
TAKE APART to take something apart so that it is in several pieces: He's specially trained to dismantle bombs.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
GET RID OF to get rid of a system or organizationDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of dismantle verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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