"deconstruct" = criticize so as to discredit; debunk.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 23 21:15:39 UTC 2009

Nothing I see in MW 11 quite covers this, though "demolish, destroy" comes

1998 Paul Tatara _Review: Saving Pivate Ryan_
This grab-bag sampling of The Great Melting Pot is a staple of the kind of
war movie that Spielberg is supposed to be deconstructing.

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