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dismount from (something)

To climb or hop off of something The gymnast dismounted from the balance beam with a series of flips.
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He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

One engaging in a risky or dangerous endeavor may find it easier to continue with it rather than facing the consequences of attempting to quit or abandon it. It has now become obvious that our country has been riding a tiger with our military intervention in this region—he who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
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dismount from something

to get down from something, such as a horse, bicycle, etc. She dismounted from her horse and fled into the house. Please dismount from the bicycle and wheel it into the shed.
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He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

Prov. Sometimes it is more dangerous to stop doing a dangerous thing than it is to continue doing it. Jill: You shouldn't take out another loan. You're already too far in debt. Jane: If I don't take out a loan, I can't make the payments on the loans I already have. You know how it is—she who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
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involuntary dismount

n. falling off a bike or motorcycle. He impacted a monolith and suffered an involuntary dismount.
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In addition to the Dismounted Soldier order, the Army is conducting market research on video gaming technologies for a first-person shooter that can replace or improve its flagship game to train individual soldiers and small units.
The dismounted radio, the Manpack, is a multi-band, multimode radio covering VHF, UHF and UHF SAT-COM communications bands.
The same goes for dismounted soldiers who also have the need for hearing protection while providing clear communication between mounted and dismounted soldiers using their existing radios.
CS 13 systems provide mobile satellite and robust radio capability for commanders and Soldiers to take the network with them in vehicles and while dismounted as they conduct combat and security assistance missions.
This squad-level operational assessment demonstrated that Land Warrior capabilities do improve the combat effectiveness of soldiers and small units engaged in dismounted operations.
Commanders are always training soldiers on mounted and dismounted movement.
Its arrival method may vary from dismounted (air insertion or ground) to mounted (wheeled or tracked).
62 calibre and is for dismounted use), the Trap T-2 50 (up to .
Park officials said Flack, 48, was six miles down Bright Angel Trail at Plateau Point when she dismounted the mule she was riding to eat lunch at a cliff overhang.
Miniature Recon Scout reconnaissance robots designed to protect dismounted soldiers
MMP was developed by MBDA for dismounted applications and for integration onto armoured fighting vehicles.
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Sections of the media went into a frenzy after the deaths of Ornais and Dooneys Gate, while exhausted-looking horses being hurriedly dismounted by their jockeys after the race caused a further flutter in the tabloids.
The Army wants to turn dismounted tactical small units into overpowering forces on the battlefield and eliminate the enemy's comparable effectiveness at that tier.