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Verb: disengage  ,dis-in'geyj
  1. Release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
    "disengage the gears"; "I want to disengage myself from his influence";
    - withdraw
     
  2. Remove obstruction from
    "disengage a path across the cluttered floor";
    - free
     
  3. Become free
    "in neutral, the gears disengage"

Derived forms: disengaged, disengaging, disengages

Type of: change state, let go, let go of, release, relinquish, turn

Antonym: engage

Encyclopedia: Disengage