transitive verb

Definition of disadvance


  1. :  to cause to draw back :  stop, check

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Origin and Etymology of disadvance

alteration (influenced by ad-) of Middle English disavauncen, from Middle English desavancer, from Old French desavancier, from des- 1dis- + avancier to move forward, advance — more at advance

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a trip made at another's expense

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