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English verb: disengage

1. disengage (contact) release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

SamplesI want to disengage myself from his influence.
Disengage the gears.


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

Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish

Narrower (hyponym)unlock

Antonymsmesh, lock, operate, engage

2. disengage (contact) free or remove obstruction from

SamplesFree a path across the cluttered floor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)dig out, disencumber, disentangle, extricate, loosen up, unclog, unstuff, untangle

Antonymsobturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block

3. disengage (change) become free

SamplesIn neutral, the gears disengage.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)declutch, unlock


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