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verb as in cut into pieces


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“I could not stop the General Assembly from dismembering Nashville,” Cooper said in January, when the map was finalized.

In the ensuing “Century of Humiliation,” civil war and western rapacity came close to dismembering China.

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Lucke recounts one investigation in 1990 of a nurse who was found dismembered, her remains distributed among multiple trash bags.

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Her explanation for dismembering and disposing of Marcos was suspiciously vague.

Release of the report marks the end of a long process that began when Khashoggi, lured to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents, was drugged and dismembered by Saudi agents.

He told reporters how his assailants had recognized him, set upon him with knives and tried to dismember his wrists.

The headlines were gruesome: after shooting and killing him, she had used a chain saw to dismember his body.

It is easy to get a handle on it if you dismember your victim.

Dismember me this animal, and return him in a basket to the base-born knave who sent him; other answer have I none!

Ned he gin hit to me way back yander, I dismember how long ergo, und he tole me to put it in de blu chiss, twell he ax for hit.

Or is it really true, as many think, that your statesmen would gladly dismember this Union?

No man should ever be elected President of this country who raised his hand to dismember and destroy it.

Often they completely dismember themselves, an action which does them no permanent injury, since they reproduce lost parts.

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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dismember, such as: dismantle, maim, mutilate, sever, sunder, and amputate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.