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English verb: dismember

1. dismember (contact) separate the limbs from the body

SamplesThe tiger dismembered the tourist.

ExamplesThey want to dismember the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

2. dismember (contact) divide into pieces

SamplesOur department was dismembered when our funding dried up.
The Empire was discerped after the war.

Synonymsdiscerp, take apart

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

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