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disengage

[ dis-en-geyj ]SEE DEFINITION OF disengage

Synonyms for disengage

  • back off
  • detach
  • disconnect
  • disentangle
  • dissociate
  • extricate
  • liberate
  • withdraw
  • abstract
  • disassociate
  • disjoin
  • disunite
  • divide
  • ease
  • loose
  • loosen
  • release
  • separate
  • unbind
  • uncouple
  • undo
  • unfasten
  • unloose
  • untie
  • back out
  • cut loose
  • cut out
  • drop out
  • opt out
  • pull the plug
  • set free
  • unfix
  • weasel out
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Antonyms for disengage

  • attach
  • connect
  • couple
  • entangle
  • join
  • link
  • collect
  • combine
  • fasten
  • gather
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • unite
  • bind
  • engage
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISENGAGE

When you make a pass, Sir, you must first disengage, and your body must be well turned.

As he said this he gently strove to disengage himself from her hold.

We must disengage ourselves from the ideas which the customary use of words has implanted in us.

Gently she sought to disengage her hand, the trouble in her face increasing.

This time he resolved to go in on the fifth disengage, and in on that he went with the same ease.

He tried to disengage her hands that were clasped behind his neck.

She tried to disengage her wrist, but he was holding her with a tight, nervous grip.

He returned her embrace, trying at the same time to disengage himself from it.

Meantime, somebody was trying to disengage my feet from the stirrups.

Her blush and a feeble effort to disengage her hand brought him to himself.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600 in figurative sense; 1660s in literal sense of "detach," from dis- "do the opposite of" + engage (q.v.). Related: Disengaged; disengaging.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISENGAGE

abstract

verbtake away from
  • detach
  • disconnect
  • disengage
  • dissociate
  • extract
  • isolate
  • part
  • remove
  • separate
  • steal
  • take out
  • uncouple
  • withdraw
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