from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces


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  • How you use rubbers, the right way to “jump” someone into the gang never kick the head or the balls—you don’t want to be stuck with a brain-damaged maricón, and the trick to taking apart a Chevy Impala carburetor.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • The grandmother, Eleanor Olson, crouched on the carpet, taking apart a dollhouse, wiping each piece on her pants before putting it into a cardboard box.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • That taking apart and putting back together, commonly referred to as word segmentation and reblending, is a critical requisite for attaining reading decoding skill, the ability to identify words—words you are familiar with as well as words you have never seen before.

    A Mind at a Time


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