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
UnitedHealth has thrived in recent quarters after disengaging from an initially enthusiastic embrace of the Affordable Care Act’s regional insurance markets.
Loewen, who lined up inside, pushed Browns right guard John Greco 6 yards behind the line of scrimmage to help collapse the pocket before disengaging the block to drop Kizer for a 10-yard loss.
The guard disengaged, police said, and the suspect got in his truck and crashed into him.
The reel's additional brakes disengage around 5,000 RPM to maximize casting distance.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of disengage
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
Synonymsclear, disembarrass, extricate, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangle
Related Wordsdeliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwine
Near Antonymsblock, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weigh
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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