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disengage

[ dis-en-geyj ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓻n藞ge瑟d蕭 /
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verb (used with object), dis路en路gaged, dis路en路gag路ing.
to release from attachment or connection; loosen; unfasten: to disengage a clutch.
to free (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, obligation, etc.: He accepted the invitation, but was later forced to disengage himself.
Military. to break off action with (an enemy).
verb (used without object), dis路en路gaged, dis路en路gag路ing.
to become disengaged; free oneself.
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Origin of disengage

1605鈥15; <Middle French desengager, equivalent to des-dis-1 + engager to engage

OTHER WORDS FROM disengage

dis路en路gag路ed路ness [dis-en-gey-jid-nis, -geyjd-], /藢d瑟s 蓻n藞ge瑟 d蕭瑟d n瑟s, -藞ge瑟d蕭d-/, nounself-dis路en路gag路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disengage

disengage
/ (藢d瑟s瑟n藞伞e瑟d蕭) /

verb
to release or become released from a connection, obligation, etcpress the clutch to disengage the gears
military to withdraw (forces) from close action
fencing to move (one's blade) from one side of an opponent's blade to another in a circular motion to bring the blade into an open line of attack

Derived forms of disengage

disengaged, adjective
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