dismantling dismantling  /dɪs ˈmæn tə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And that was followed by perestroika and the Gorbachev reforms, which led eventually to the dismantling of the Soviet empire, and the disappearance of the Soviet regime.
  2. A three-game sweep of the Phillies in the NLCS and a four-game dismantling of the Yankees.

News

  1. FBI chief warns against dismantling surveillance

    WASHINGTON - Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned Wednesday that dismantling the National Security Agency's once-secret program that is keeping records of billions of domestic phone calls by Americans would slow down investigators as they seek to stop terrorist attacks.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Fire at Fort Washington business blocks traffic in office park

    A fire that sparked during the dismantling of a printing press closed off traffic through the Fort Washington Office Park for nearly two hours Monday morning.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Ambler Gazette

  3. FBI director warns against dismantling surveillance program

    WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned Wednesday that dismantling the National Security Agency's once-secret program that is keeping records of billions of domestic phone calls by Americans would slow down investigators as they seek to stop terrorist attacks.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

Quotes

  1. "We've fought on behalf of the American people this week - and we'll continue to fight until this bill is repealed and replaced with common-sense ideas that solve our problems without dismantling the health care system we have," said Senator...
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: New York Times

  2. "North Korea's agreement to these verification measures is a modest step forward in dismantling its nuclear weapons programs," Obama said in a statement. "President Bush's decision to remove North Korea from the list of state sponsors of...
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "I swear it's a farce ...... the equation has now become: dismantling the checkpoints, in exchange for (giving up) resistance," Mashaal said. "This has become the Palestinian cause."
    on May 4, 2007 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: International Herald Tribune

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