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English definition of “disengage”

disengage

verb     /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/ formal
[I or T] to become separated from something, or to make two things become separate from each other: They recognized that the country would revive only if it thoroughly disengaged from the chaos of the old regime . The number-one rule for being a good colleague is to disengage your emotions from the working relationship . Both children , disengaging them selves from their game , came to her side .Separating and dividing [T] If you disengage the clutch of a car , you stop the power produced by the engine being connected to the wheels .Driving and operating road vehicles disengagement     /-mənt/ noun [U] Stopping fighting
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