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Definition of "disengage" []

  • To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate. (verb-transitive)
  • To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation. (verb-transitive)
  • To free or detach oneself; withdraw. (verb-intransitive)
  • To release or become released from a connection, obligation, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To withdraw (forces) from close action (verb)
  • 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 (verb)

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Use "disengage" in a sentence
  • "And then he thought it was best that at that time, he started to, what they call disengage the autopilot and control the rate of descent on his own."
  • "It causes many of us concerned citizens to want to disengage from the process."
  • "In an era of candidates who must explain that they are not witches, I worry that it is too easy to disengage from the process."