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English noun: disconnect

1. disconnect (attribute) an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)

SamplesHe felt a gulf between himself and his former friends.
There is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy.

Synonymsdisconnection, gulf

Broader (hypernym)disparity

English verb: disconnect

1. disconnect (contact) pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable

SamplesUnplug the hair dryer after using it.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)undo

Antonymsplug in, plug into, connect

2. disconnect (contact) make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate

Narrower (hyponym)decouple, detach, uncouple

Antonymsconnect, link, link up, tie

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