dismantle

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dismantle(
dihs
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mahn
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duhl
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to take apart)
a. desmontar
All the machinery was dismantled and put on trucks for transport to the new factory.Toda la maquinaria fue desmontada y puesta en camiones para ser transportada a la fábrica nueva.
b. desmantelar
We had to dismantle most of the furniture to get it up the stairs.Tuvimos que desmantelar casi todos los muebles para poder subirlos por la escalera.
c. desarmar
The engineer dismantled the washing machine and replaced the motor.El técnico desarmó la lavadora y sustituyó el motor.
2. (to eliminate)
a. desmantelar
Dismantling the old economic system was simple but constructing a new one was another matter.Desmantelar el antiguo sistema económico fue sencillo pero construir uno nuevo ya era otra cosa.
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dismantle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. desmantelar
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dismantle [dɪsˈmæntl]
transitive verb
[+machine] desmontar; desarmar; [+fort, ship] desmantelar; [+system, organization] desmantelar;
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