dismantle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledismantling
past tensedismantled
past participledismantled
  1. 1
    to separate the parts of something such as a machine so that they no longer form a single unit

    All the furniture is easy to dismantle and transport.

  2. 2
    to end a political or economic system or get rid of an institution

    There were fears that the new government would try to dismantle the state education system.