dismantle

Part of speech: verb

To strip of fittings, furniture, defenses, etc.

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Usage examples "dismantle":

  1. The crew of the " Jolly Susan" were not particularly jolly; they were tired, and they hated to take down pictures and curtains, and dismantle their pretty rooms. - "Judy of York Hill", Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett.
  2. He showed himself therefore ready to make concessions; and by the firmness of the attitude of France both the disputants were after lengthy negotiations brought to terms, which were embodied in a treaty signed at Fontainebleau on November 8, 1785. The Dutch retained the right to close the Scheldt, but had to dismantle some of the forts; the frontier of Dutch Flanders was to be that of 1664; and Joseph gave up all claim to Maestricht in consideration of a payment of 9, 500, 000 florins. - "History of Holland", George Edmundson.