From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvanishvan‧ish /ˈvænɪʃ/ ●●○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1DISAPPEARto disappear suddenly, especially in a way that cannot be easily explained 🔊 My keys were here a minute ago but now they’ve vanished.vanish without (a) trace/vanish off the face of the earth (=disappear so that no sign remains) 🔊 The youngster vanished without a trace one day and has never been found. 🔊 The bird vanished from sight. 🔊 She seemed to have just vanished into thin air (=suddenly disappeared in a very mysterious way).► see thesaurus at disappear2DISAPPEARto suddenly stop existing syn disappearvanish from 🔊 By the 1930s, the wolf had vanished from the American West. 🔊 Public support for the prime minister has now vanished.→ See Verb table
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vanish• All hopes of finding the boyalive have vanished.• When she returned, her car had vanished.• Once it began it would go on for days, and then as inexplicably vanish.• The pain in his arm and neck had vanished.• Statistics show that Santa Clara's farmland is vanishing.• The snowflakesvanished as they touched the ground.• The Shatin ricefields have long vanished beneath a new town of skyscrapers and motorways.• Smithvanished from Heathrow Airport in 1969 and is believed to be living in Florida.• The planevanished from radarscreens soon after taking off.• Within a few seconds it flew on again, vanishing from sight and hearing.• Before she could scream, the man had vanished into the night.• The last of the police cars sped past and vanished into the storm.• The company that supplied the missingcargo seems to have vanished into thin air.• Like so many dancecrazes, the "moonwalk' was popular for a while in the clubs, then vanished without a trace.vanished into thin air• A woman friendsaw her driving out of town a few minutes later; after that she just vanished into thin air.• It was almost as if he'd vanished into thin air.• Maybe each and every one of them had vanished into thin air.