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tear down

[′ter ′dau̇n]
(engineering)
To disassemble a drilling rig preparatory to moving it to another drill site.
To disassemble a machine or change the jigs and fixtures.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tear down

In communications, to free up a circuit that has been established for a particular session. When the session is completed, the circuit is "torn down" and the components and services involved are available for use by someone else.
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He added that the police had offered its services for taking down all illegal structures but would have needed permission from senior officers to tear down the traffic police's structure.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" These now-famous words seemed prophetic two years later, on 9 November 1989, when jubilant Germans began dismantling the Berlin Wall.
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In 1987, Reagan used his visit to Berlin to challenge then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall".
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