from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate.
- transitive v. To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation.
- intransitive v. To free or detach oneself; withdraw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A circular movement of the blade that avoids the opponent's parry
- v. To release or loosen from something that binds, holds, entangles, or interlocks; unfasten; detach; disentangle; free.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.
- transitive v. To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set free or release from pledge or engagement; release from promise, engagement, or vow.
- To release or set free from union, attachment, or connection; detach; loosen or unfasten, and set free; release: as, to disengage a metal from its gangue, or a garment from a clinging bramble; to disengage the mind from study.
- In fencing, to carry or pass the point of (the weapon) from one side to the other over or under the adversary's, when the previous relative position or engagement of the blades is to the opponent's advantage. The movement is executed by describing with the point of the weapon a very small circle. Rolando (ed. Forsyth).
- To withdraw; become separated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
- v. free or remove obstruction from
- v. become free
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And then he thought it was best that at that time, he started to, what they call disengage the autopilot and control the rate of descent on his own.
It causes many of us concerned citizens to want to disengage from the process.
In an era of candidates who must explain that they are not witches, I worry that it is too easy to disengage from the process.
O'Donnell didn't actually disengage from the national media, she just upped her engagement with Sean Hannity, who lives in her "back pocket."
Additionally, when Christine O'Donnell vowed to disengage from the national media in order to have more time appealing to Delaware voters and making her case to local outlets -- I have to admit I thought that was pretty smart.
This causes problems because it becomes so overwhelming that I just disengage from the situation, and think my own thoughts.
Holder already has shown a willingness to disengage from the Bush-Cheney regime's reckless overreaching, as in the case of the trumped-up espionage prosecution of two former employees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
But suppose that he were on the throne at the time of an election where he opted for a pro-EU Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition that sought further integration into the EU as against a Eurosceptic minority Conservative one which sought to disengage from the EU.
Yes, lets force all the people who genuinely disagree with all the parties and disengage from the process to vote, but let those who are afraid the sky fairy will strike them down for doing so get out of it.
Yes, lets force all the people who genuinely disagree with all the parties and disengage from the process to vote ..