disengage

  • 1 Disengage — Dis en*gage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disengaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disengaging}.] [Pref. dis + engage: cf. F. d[ e]sengager.] To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Disengage — may refer to: Music Disengage (song), by Suicide Silence Disengage (album), the third and final album by Circle of Dust Disen Gage, a Russian rock band See also Disengagement (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Disengage — Dis en*gage , v. i. To release one s self; to become detached; to free one s self. [1913 Webster] From a friends s grave how soon we disengage! Young. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disengage — I verb avocare, become detached, break the connection with, cut loose, cut off, decontrol, deliver, detach, disconnect, disembroil, disencumber, disentangle, disenthrall, disjoin, dislodge, dispart, displant, dissever, dissociate, disunite,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 disengage — c.1600 in figurative sense; 1660s in lit. sense of detach, from DIS (Cf. dis ) do the opposite of + ENGAGE (Cf. engage) (q.v.). Related: Disengaged; disengaging …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 disengage — *detach, abstract Analogous words: disembarrass, disencumber, disentangle, untangle, *extricate: release, liberate, *free: disconnect, disjoin, dissociate, disunite (see affirmative verbs at JOIN) Antonyms: engage (one part, one thing with… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 disengage — [v] free from connection abstract, back off, back out, cut loose, cut out, detach, disassociate, disconnect, disentangle, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divide, drop out, ease, extricate, liberate, loose, loosen, opt out, pull the plug, release,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 disengage — ► VERB 1) separate, release, or detach. 2) remove (troops) from an area of conflict. 3) (disengaged) emotionally detached; uninvolved. DERIVATIVES disengagement noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 disengage — [dis΄in gāj′] vt. disengaged, disengaging [OFr desengagier: see DIS & ENGAGE] to release or loosen from something that binds, holds, entangles, or interlocks; unfasten; detach; disentangle; free vi. to release oneself or itself; become disengaged …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 disengage — dis|en|gage [ˌdısınˈgeıdʒ] v 1.) [T] to move so that you are not touching or holding someone disengage yourself ▪ Sally found it difficult to disengage herself from his embrace. 2.) [I and T] if you disengage something, especially a part of a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 disengage — verb 1 (T) to separate something from something else that is fastened to it or holding it: disengage yourself: Sally found it difficult to disengage herself from his embrace. 2 (I, T) if you disengage part of a machine or if it disengages, you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 disengage — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnge͟ɪʤ[/t]] disengages, disengaging, disengaged 1) V ERG If you disengage something, or if it disengages, it becomes separate from something which it has been attached to. [V n] She disengaged the film advance mechanism on the camera...… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 disengage — UK [ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒ] / US verb Word forms disengage : present tense I/you/we/they disengage he/she/it disengages present participle disengaging past tense disengaged past participle disengaged 1) [intransitive/transitive] if part of a machine… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 disengage — disengagedness /dis en gay jid nis, gayjd /, n. /dis en gayj /, v., disengaged, disengaging. v.t. 1. to release from attachment or connection; loosen; unfasten: to disengage a clutch. 2. to free (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, obligation,… …

    Universalium

  • 15 disengage — verb Disengage is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑clutch Disengage is used with these nouns as the object: ↑clutch …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 disengage — v. (formal) (D; refl., tr.) to disengage from * * * [ˌdɪsɪn geɪdʒ] (formal) (D; refl., tr.) to disengage from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 disengage — dis|en|gage [ ,dısın geıdʒ ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if part of a machine disengages, or you disengage it, it is no longer connected to the main part of the machine: An electronic mechanism in the gear lever will automatically… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 disengage — [ˌdɪsɪnˈgeɪdʒ] verb [T] if you disengage part of a machine, it is no longer connected to the main part of the machine …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 disengage — dis•en•gage [[t]ˌdɪs ɛnˈgeɪdʒ[/t]] v. gaged, gag•ing 1) to release from attachment or connection: to disengage a clutch[/ex] 2) to free (oneself) from an engagement, obligation, etc 3) to become disengaged • Etymology: 1605–15; < MF dis… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 disengage — verb Etymology: French désengager, from Middle French, from des dis + engager to engage Date: 1611 transitive verb to release from something that engages or involves intransitive verb to release or detach oneself ; withdraw • disengagement …

    New Collegiate Dictionary