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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.


Synonymswithdraw


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.


Synonymsfree


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


Antonymsengage









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