HyperDic: disengage

English > 3 senses of the word disengage:
VERBcontactdisengage, withdrawrelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
contactdisengage, freefree or remove obstruction from
changedisengagebecome free
disengage > pronunciation
Soundsdihsihngey'jh
Rhymesage ... wage: 25 rhymes with eyjh...
English > disengage: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "I want to disengage myself from his influence"
  • "disengage the gears"
Synonymwithdraw
Narrowerunlockset free or release
Broaderlet go of, let go, release, relinquishRelease, as from one's grip
Oppositeengage, mesh, lock, operateKeep engaged
Spanishdesatar, retirar
Nounsdisengagementthe act of releasing from an attachment or connection
English > disengage: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFree or remove obstruction from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymfree
Narrowerdig outdig out from underneath earth or snow
extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumberRelease from entanglement of difficulty
unclogBecome or cause to become unobstructed
unstuff, loosen upCause to become unblocked
Oppositeobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
Spanishdesprender, liberar
Catalanalliberar
English > disengage: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome free.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"in neutral, the gears disengage"
Narrowerdeclutchdisengage the clutch of a car
unlockBecome unlocked / unlocked
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
OppositeengageGet caught
Spanishdesconectar
Catalandesconnectar
Nounsdisengagementthe act of releasing from an attachment or connection

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