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dismount

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈmaʊnt/

Translation of dismount in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • desmontar he helped her to dismount la ayudó a desmontar to dismount from a horse bajarse or apearse or desmontarse de un caballo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [engine/machine] desmontar
    Example sentences
    • Because the unit sits within the wheel hub, there is no chance of damaging it when mounting or dismounting a tire, a potential problem with wheel-mounted tire pressure monitoring units.
    • Mounting and dismounting a bulky snow blade is difficult at best.
    • These are small but necessary details required when dismounting these weapons systems.
  • 2 [Riding] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) desmontar
    Example sentences
    • After reaching the bank, Weatherford dismounted, checked his horse for injuries and rode away, unharmed.
    • We cover mounting and dismounting and controlling the horse using the reins.
    • I most certainly do not need help dismounting from a horse.
    Example sentences
    • Cody, too, is dismounted; his horse, having stumbled in a hole, is shown rearing, perhaps owing to the rattle of gunfire.
    • Also, so many troops have been dismounted and sent on daily patrols that they had to do something.
    • Along the way, as you know, we've had a lot of rain here over those days, a number of the trucks got stuck in quagmires because they were going off road to get there, had to dismount some soldiers.

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