Definition of Disengage

1. Verb. Release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. "Disengage the gears"

Exact synonyms: Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Let Go, Let Go Of, Release, Relinquish
Specialized synonyms: Unlock
Derivative terms: Disengagement, Withdrawal, Withdrawer
Antonyms: Engage



2. Verb. Free or remove obstruction from. "Free a path across the cluttered floor"
Exact synonyms: Free
Specialized synonyms: Dig Out, Unclog, Loosen Up, Unstuff, Disencumber, Disentangle, Extricate, Untangle
Antonyms: Obstruct

3. Verb. Become free. "In neutral, the gears disengage"
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Unlock, Declutch
Derivative terms: Disengagement
Antonyms: Engage

Definition of Disengage

1. v. t. To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.

2. v. i. To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.

Definition of Disengage

1. Noun. (fencing) A circular movement of the blade that avoids the opponent's parry ¹

2. Verb. To release or loosen from something that binds, holds, entangles, or interlocks; unfasten; detach; disentangle; free. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disengage

1. [v -GAGED, -GAGING, -GAGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disengage

disencumbrances
disendow
disendowed
disendower
disendowers
disendowing
disendowment
disendowments
disendows
disenfranchise
disenfranchised
disenfranchises
disenfranchising
disengage (current term)
disengaged
disengagedness
disengagement
disengagements
disengager
disengagers
disengages
disengaging
disengagingly
disennoble
disennobled
disennobles
disennobling
disenrol

Literary usage of Disengage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"To deceive septime : simulate a one-two and counter-disengage into the outside line ... Or change the engagement with a beat, or a pressure, and disengage. ..."

2. Fencing by Walter Herries Pollock, F. C. Grove, Camille Prevost, E. B. Michell, Walter Armstrong (1897)
"Give a beat or feint a straight thrust and counter-disengage into seconde. ... Simulate one-two and make double counter-disengage into seconde. 2. ..."

3. Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank, Adapted to American Topography and by Emory Upton (1875)
"To disengage. 163. Being engaged in tierce, number two covered, ... disengage. Number one passes his bayonet quickly under the bayonet of number two, ..."

4. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"... shoots downward through the sky on saffron wings, and alighted on her head : I, by command, bear away this lock sacred to Pluto, and disengage you from ..."

5. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch (1885)
"once down, impossible for them, under that weight, to disengage themselves and rise again with weapons in their hand. ..."

6. The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, During His Residence of Four Years in by Aaron Burr (1838)
"... present opportunity (of sending a billet by a private hand) to say how happy she would be to see you whenever you can disengage yourself from London. ..."

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