Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) to take a machine or structure apart
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dismantle a car/engine/machine
The verb 'to dismantle' means to take something apart. You can dismantle machinery or structures in order to repair them or to reuse parts. This is a formal way of saying 'take apart', 'to breakdown' or 'pull apart'. The prefix 'dis' means 'apart' 'asunder' and 'away' however, although the prefix 'dis' is used 'mantle' refers to a cloak or a layer of the earth and does not mean 'to put together'. This verb is more often used in formal or professional contexts.
Professional Examples (Basic)
The mechanic dismantled the engineand removed the faulty pistons.
I recommend that you dismantle the printing machineand sell it for parts.
Social Examples (Basic)
Part of the restructuring will involve dismantling some of the less productive departments.
I have a few statistics which I think will serve to dismantle your argument.
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