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disembarrass

[dis-em-bar-uh s] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈbær əs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to disentangle or extricate from something troublesome, embarrassing, or the like.
2.
to relieve; rid.
3.
to free from embarrassment.
Origin of disembarrass
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; dis-1 + embarrass
Related forms
disembarrassment, noun
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Examples from the Web for disembarrass
Historical Examples
  • He cleared his throat as though to disembarrass it of a garrote.

  • And of his vigilant sentinel there seems but one way to disembarrass himself.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • It's his way of trying to disembarrass himself of his rivals: he's no simpleton.'

    The Thirteen Honore de Balzac
  • "I wish you were going to Rome with me," he added, to disembarrass the moment of parting.

    Indian Summer William D. Howells
  • My object has been to disembarrass my force from the incubus of non-combatants.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  • "No, no; none of that," said Mick, trying to disembarrass himself.

    Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
  • Knows also how to disembarrass herself of such as he who remained behind.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • She knows he has conceived some scheme to disembarrass her of a husband, she no longer care?

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • He lets go the ropes, to disembarrass himself of his angling accoutrements; which he hurriedly does, flinging them at his feet.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • The duke intended to disembarrass himself of his victims that very night by strangling them in a secluded part of the palace.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
British Dictionary definitions for disembarrass

disembarrass

/ˌdɪsɪmˈbærəs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to free from embarrassment, entanglement, etc
2.
to relieve or rid of something burdensome
Derived Forms
disembarrassment, noun
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