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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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Do not use wheel hubs, machine tracks or door handles for mounting and dismounting.
I attribute this to my prudence in always dismounting on something soft.
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BBC commentator Jim McGrath also criticised the communication, or lack of it, saying the concern caused by riders dismounting could have been avoided had the media and public been made aware of the procedure.
The mock-up lets soldiers train for mounting and dismounting the M2, MK19, and M240B machine guns and operating the Javelin missile system.
But a video shown to the jury clearly illustrated a man dismounting his horse and punching Mrs Wild several times in the face.
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 Quest MAX 650's semi step-through design allows effortless access to the engine compartment, while also allowing easier mounting and dismounting.
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.
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