dismember dismember  /dɪs ˈmɛm bər/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) separate the limbs from the body
  2. (v) divide into pieces

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The wronged board member returns to acquire and dismember the company; the lottery winner leaves scheming relatives out of a will.
  2. As for Georgia, Moscow frets about what it sees as an encirclement in order to dismember Russia and grab its hydrocarbon and other riches.
  3. The thing the FBI learned: al-Qaeda members assumed their jailers would dismember them.

News

  • Judge lifts ex-cop's restrictive custody

    Slaying suspect is being held in downtown federal jail A federal judge on Thursday ordered a former Chicago police officer accused in a bizarre plot to murder and dismember a local businessman released from restrictive custody at a downtown federal jail despite concerns of prosecutors that an informant could be at risk.        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  1. "If you're going to dismember someone in a porcelain bathtub, you're going to leave some marks," Tacopina said.
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Joe Tacopina Source: FOX News

  2. McCain praised the Georgian government and declared: "Russian aggression is now basically trying to dismember that country in many ways."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Kostunica said in a statement: "The political agreement that the EU has proposed while it deploys a mission to dismember our country is a deception...... By signing, Serbia would indirectly recognise the independence of Kosovo."
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Vojislav Kostunica Source: Independent

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