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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.

proverb 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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involuntary dismount

A fall, typically off of something being ridden, such as a bike, motorcycle, or horse. Did you her about Tara? Her involuntary dismount yesterday earned her a trip to the OR and two months in a cast. I gave up motorcycles after one too many involuntary dismounts.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

involuntary dismount

n. falling off a bike or motorcycle. He impacted a monolith and suffered an involuntary dismount.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* Do not use wheel hubs, machine tracks or door handles for mounting and dismounting.
A thin film of oil is injected at high pressure between the mating surfaces virtually eliminating friction--to allow easy mounting and dismounting. As well as being appropriate for tapered shafts, this method can also be used for adapter sleeves and withdrawal sleeves, and for components such as couplings and gear wheels.
"We could have said these were purely precautionary measures because usually when you see a jockey dismounting you fear the worst, that a horse is injured or distressed."
Monitored radio traffic provides leaders with a general understanding of the larger scale tactical situation, but provides little information on their immediate surroundings upon dismounting. When available, FBCB2 displays provide additional detail and terrain products, allowing general analysis of the terrain near the dismount point.
O'Neill said after the verdict: "On the day I thought I did the right thing and looked after the horse by easing him right down and dismounting right after the line.
This drill consists of the platoon identifying the curve, dismounting, the dismounts advancing into the dire ction of the curve, eliminating any enemy antitank gunners overwatching the feature, suppressing enemy vehicles with Dragon or Javelin and indirect fire, then handing off targets to the BFVs as they turn the comer.
The correct mounting and dismounting of rolling element bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, as well as maximising the availability of critical plant and machinery by avoiding costly breakdowns.
CONDITIONAL jockey Robert Quinn was hit by a 14-day ban from the Newton Abbot stewards yesterday - the maximum punishment available - for not dismounting immediately from the stricken Karadin, only yards from the line in the 3m2f handicap chase.
Oliver dedicated the win to his brother and said on dismounting: "This one is for you, Jason."
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