dismantle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪsˈmæntəl/
  • (British) IPA: [dɪsˈmæntʰəɫ]
  • (Cockney) IPA: [dɪsˈmænʔəɫ]
  • (America) IPA: [dɪsˈmæ̃nɾɫ̩], [dɪsˈmæ̃nɫ̩]
Verb

dismantle (dismantles, present participle dismantling; past and past participle dismantled)

  1. (transitive, originally) To divest, strip of dress or covering.
    • c. 1603–1606, [William Shakespeare], […] His True Chronicle Historie of the Life and Death of King Lear and His Three Daughters. […] (First Quarto), London: Printed for Nathaniel Butter, […], published 1608, OCLC 54196469 ↗, [Act I, scene i] ↗:
      This is most ſtrange, that ſhe, who even but now / Was your beſt object, the argument of your praiſe, / Balme of your age, moſt beſt, moſt deereſt, / Should in this trice of time commit a thing / So monſtrous, to diſmantell ſo many foulds of fauour, {{...}
  2. (transitive) To remove fittings or furnishings from.
  3. (transitive) To take apart; to disassemble; to take to pieces.
Translations
  • Russian: раздева́ть
Translations
  • German: abwracken
  • Russian: разбира́ть
Translations


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