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English verb: vanish

1. vanish (change) get lost, as without warning or explanation


SamplesHe disappeared without a trace.


ExamplesThese cars won't vanish


Synonymsdisappear, go away


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)absent, blow over, desorb, die, die off, die out, evanesce, fade, fade, fall, fall away, fall off, fleet, go, pass, pass off, remove, skip town, take a powder, wither


Antonymsappear

2. vanish (perception) become invisible or unnoticeable


SamplesThe effect vanished when day broke.


ExamplesThe moon will soon vanish


Synonymsdisappear, go away


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)bob under, clear, dematerialise, dematerialize

3. vanish (motion) pass away rapidly


SamplesTime flies like an arrow.
Time fleeing beneath him.


Synonymsfell, fly


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by


Verb groupfly, vanish, vaporize

4. vanish (change) cease to exist


SamplesAn entire civilization vanished.


Synonymsdisappear


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate


Antonymscome along, appear

5. vanish (change) decrease rapidly and disappear


SamplesThe money vanished in las Vegas.
All my stock assets have vaporized.


Synonymsfly, vaporize


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Verb groupfell, fly, vanish









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