verb (used with object), dis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing.
Origin of disengage
Related formsdis·en·gag·ed·ness [dis-en-gey-jid-nis, -geyjd-] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪd nɪs, -ˈgeɪdʒd-/, nounself-dis·en·gag·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for disengage
The regional players could disengage from the great game in Central Asia.
It can disengage, but only at a terrible economic, political, and military cost.
One of them—it was Father d'Aigrigny—contrived to disengage himself with a violent effort, and to rise upon his knees.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
It was impossible to disengage the remains of the balloon-envelope and suspension apparatus except in strips and pieces.Boys' Second Book of Inventions|Ray Stannard Baker
All the while that he spoke she had made persistent efforts to disengage herself from his grasp.A Bride of the Plains|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Could you pull it back and then release that half an inch to disengage the rebound block?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Cut-over and disengage in tierce is related in precisely the same way to counter-tierce.Secrets of the Sword|Csar Lecat de Bazancourt