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DISMANTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dismantle mean? 

DISMANTLE (verb)
  The verb DISMANTLE has 3 senses:

1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground
2. take apart into its constituent pieces
3. take off or remove

  Familiarity information: DISMANTLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISMANTLE (verb)


Sense 1dismantle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tear down so as to make flat with the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

raze; rase; pull down; dismantle; tear down; level; take down

Context example:

The building was levelled

Hypernyms (to "dismantle" is one way to...):

destroy; destruct (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dismantle"):

bulldoze (flatten with or as if with a bulldozer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2dismantle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take apart into its constituent pieces

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

break apart; disassemble; take apart; dismantle; break up

Hypernyms (to "dismantle" is one way to...):

destroy; destruct (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3dismantle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take off or remove

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dismantle; strip

Context example:

strip a wall of its wallpaper

Hypernyms (to "dismantle" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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