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disengageverb

uk   us   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/ formal
[I or T] to ​becomeseparated from something, or to make two things ​becomeseparate from each other: They ​recognized that the ​country would ​revive only if it ​thoroughly disengaged from the ​chaos of the ​oldregime. The number-one ​rule for being a good ​colleague is to disengage ​youremotions from the ​workingrelationship. Both ​children, disengaging themselves fromtheirgame, came to her ​side. [T] If you disengage the clutch of a ​car, you ​stop the ​powerproduced by the ​engine being ​connected to the ​wheels.
disengagement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of disengage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disengageverb [I/T]

 us   /ˌdɪs·ənˈɡeɪdʒ/
to ​becomeseparate or not ​connected, or to ​cause this to ​happen: [I] The US should not disengage from Europe, she said.
(Definition of disengage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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