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    get off

    dismount
    verb
    [i]to get off a horse, bicycle or motorcycle

    Is the word "dismount" restricted to only "horse, bicycle or motorcycle"? or Could it be used with "train" or "donkey", "elephent", "other vehicles"?

    Please help me.

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    Re: get off

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    Yes, you can also get off the train, a plane, a donkey, an elephant, a camel. Smaller vehicles we 'get out of'-- we get out of taxis, cars, vans, trucks (the cab is small). And some are either-- especially trains and planes.
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    Re: get off

    That means I can say "I dismounted the train/elephant/donkey/flight/ship/bus". Am I right?

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    Re: get off

    I dismount from [get off] an animal, since I have mounted the animal in the first place.

    I get off the train, having got on[to] the train in the first place.

    There is a distinct difference between riding an animal and riding on/in a vehicle.

    You can, however, get off both.

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    Re: get off

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    Sorry, Gary-- I misread your original question. I was dealing only with 'get off'-- which is what you entitled your thread and highlighted in your post. I made no comment about 'dismount'.
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