disengage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “disengage” in the English Dictionary

"disengage" in British English

See all translations

disengageverb

uk   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/ us   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/ formal
[I or T] to become physically separated from something, or to make two things become physically separated: The door was disengaged from one of its hinges.
[T] to switch off the control of something: The autopilot had been disengaged.
[T] If you disengage the clutch of a car, you stop the power produced by the engine being connected to the wheels.
[I or T] to stop being involved in something, or to stop someone being involved in something: They recognized that the country would revive only if it thoroughly disengaged from the chaos of the old regime. Both children, disengaging themselves from their game, came to her side.
disengagement
noun [U] uk   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt/ us   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt/
(Definition of disengage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disengage" in American English

See all translations

disengageverb [I/T]

us   /ˌdɪs·ənˈɡeɪdʒ/
to become separate 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)
What is the pronunciation of disengage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“disengage” in British English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More