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
The incident prompted officials to ground all firefighting aircraft and subsequently caused ground crews to disengage from the fire because they were left unprotected without the assistance of firefighting aircraft, D'Evelyn said.
Ricketts reportedly had difficulty disengaging from his family's ownership of the Cubs to meet ethics rules.
Unfortunately, after logging only 40 flight hours, the 299 crashed due to a failure to disengage the elevator gust-lock.
Outwardly, many father and son pairs may appear distant and disengaged.
To combat this, the goal is to disengage that old pathway and establish a new one through repetition, focused attention, and the experience of novel stimuli.
Going in reverse, the second stage is instantly disengaged, and that same large neutral area allows the user to decide how much pressure to apply to keep the trigger between stages.
Scott Pruitt, Trump’s environmental chief, said exiting doesn’t mean the U.S. is disengaging -- just that Trump had put America’s interests first.
The researchers could disengage the Jeep's brakes, cause the transmission to malfunction, and, at lower speeds, kill the engine altogether.
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Origin and Etymology of disengage
French désengager, from Middle French, from des- dis- + engager to engage
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
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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