Examples of disengage in a Sentence
The two dancers moved together in a series of quick movements before disengaging and leaping apart.
Put the car in gear, and then slowly disengage the clutch while pressing on the gas pedal.
If there is a malfunction, the gears will automatically disengage.
Recent Examples of disengage from the Web
Transport for London effectively disengaged from the dispute and said its main concerns had been addressed.
But, more importantly, the Church of England has, in recent decades, often been accused of being religiously disengaged: a church that is more of a cultural shibboleth than a theologically dynamic religious institution.
The Islamist menace grew in Africa and around the world as the U.S. disengaged, and Mr. Obama had to play catch up late in his Presidency.
The Glock's safety is built into the trigger and automatically disengages when the trigger is pressed.
The caveat, however, is that high on a rappel, the weight of the dead rope can be enough to disengage the Revo’s jaw had the locking mechanism been triggered.
Britain tries to disengage The Second World War forced Britain to put the issue of Palestine to one side soon after the White Paper was issued.
Autopilot is programmed to disengage after a short period of time if the driver is not touching the wheel and ignores a series of alerts to take control.
The list goes on, but the theme of US disengaging as an interlocutor in the world community and instead speaking for itself, America First, as Trump would say, is everywhere.
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DISENGAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disengage for English Language Learners
: to separate from someone or something
: to stop being involved with a person or group : to stop taking part in something
: to move (a mechanism or part of a machine) so that it no longer fits into another part
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