The Legs of One and Two of Another
verb (used with object)
1. to deprive of limbs; divide limb from
The ogre dismembered his victims before he ate them.
2. to divide into parts; cut to pieces;
3. to reduce, reorganise, or
discontinue the services or parts of
(a company, government agency, etc.):
Our business was dismembered by
the conglomerate that bought it.