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disengage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mechanical, Motor vehicles, Army
disengagedis‧en‧gage /ˌdɪsənˈɡeɪdʒ/ verb  1 [transitive]SEPARATE to move so that you are not touching or holding someonedisengage yourself Sally found it difficult to disengage herself from his embrace.2 [intransitive, transitive]TEMTTC if you disengage something, especially a part of a machine, or if it disengages, you make it move away from another part that it was connected to opp engage Disengage the gears when you park the car. He tapped in the code and the lock disengaged.3 [intransitive] to stop being involved or interested in somethingdisengage from Too many young people disengage from learning.4 [intransitive, transitive]PMA if two armies disengage, they stop fighting opp engagedisengagement noun [uncountable]
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disengageNo need for anything, only gears and lever to disengage.He disengaged and scratched the back of his neck.Reason that is disengaged and tightly regulated would starve other human faculties, they believed.So they could either stay or disengage, as it suited them.They will have disengaged from many activities in the community long before then.Whatever we do, we must avoid the illusory solution of disengaging from the world by abandoning peace operations.After the Gulf War, the U.S. disengaged quickly from the Middle East.In the struggle the autopilot was accidentally disengaged, sending the aircraft into a dive.He removed the screws and disengaged the back panel.Disengage the gears before you start the car.Troops moved in Thursday to disengage the two warring factions.The cruise control does not disengage when it should.disengage yourselfBut it is not only to the institutionalised abuse of animals that we must turn if we are progressively to disengage ourselves.The new deviance writers were naturally anxious to disengage themselves from association with such conservative goals.But when he quite gently disengaged himself from her embrace she looked at him, and knew he wasn't.Charles Harvey disengaged himself from his constituency chairman.Every 10 feet, there are would-be climbers disengaging themselves from the chain and sitting down the side to rest.Adam Pender disengaged himself from the throng and came to join the two detectives.The Ford behind had also disengaged itself, not caring about the shriek of metal.One by one they disengage themselves, probably realizing for the first time just what they are leaving behind.disengage fromThe council pressured Pike to disengage from the project.
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Verb table
disengage
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisengage
he, she, itdisengages
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisengaged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disengaged
he, she, ithas disengaged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disengaged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disengage
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disengaged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disengaging
he, she, itis disengaging
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you, we, theyare disengaging
Past
I, he, she, itwas disengaging
you, we, theywere disengaging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disengaging
he, she, ithas been disengaging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disengaging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disengaging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disengaging
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