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disappearverb [I]

uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈpɪər/  us   /ˌdɪs.əˈpɪr/
B1 If ​people or things disappear, they go ​somewhere where they cannot be ​seen or ​found: The ​search was called off for the ​sailors who disappeared in the ​storm. I can't ​find my ​keysanywhere - they've ​completely disappeared. The ​sun disappeared behind a ​cloud. We ​looked for her but she had disappeared into the ​crowd. The ​movie is about a ​girl who mysteriously disappeared while on a ​picnic at Hanging Rock. I don't ​know how it's ​possible for a ​person to disappear without ​trace.
B2 to no ​longerexist: These ​flowers are disappearing fromourfields and ​woods. This is a way of ​life that is ​fast disappearing.

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disappearverb [I]

 us   /ˌdɪs·əˈpɪər/
(of a ​person or thing) to go to a ​place or into a ​condition where the ​person or thing cannot be ​seen: She disappeared into the ​house. He disappeared for a few ​hours (= went ​somewhereunknown). They ​watched the ​plane until it disappeared (= could no ​longer be ​seen).
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