- IPA: /ˌdɪsɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/
disengage (plural disengages)Verb
disengage (disengages, present participle disengaging; past and past participle disengaged)
- (ambitransitive) To release#Verb|release or loosen from something that bind#Verb|binds, entangles, hold#Verb|holds, or interlocks.
- Synonyms: detach, disentangle, free, unfasten
- 1749, [John Cleland], “[Letter the First]”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], volume I, London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗, pages 213–214 ↗:
- Diſingaging myſelf then from his embrace, I made him ſenſible of the reaſons there were for his preſent leaving me; on which, tho' reluctantly, he put on his cloaths with as little expedition, however, as he could help, wantonly interrupting himſelf between whiles, with kiſſes, touches, and embraces, I could not refuſe myſelf to; [...]
- 1894, George du Maurier, “Part Third”, in Trilby: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, OCLC 174215199 ↗, page 165 ↗:
- With the help of a sleepy waiter, Little Billee got the bacchanalian into his room and lit his candle for him, and, disengaging himself from his maudlin embraces, left him to wallow in solitude.
- Spanish: desenganchar, desatar, liberar, retirar, desacoplar, desasir, cesar (el contacto), desembragar, cortar el contacto, terminar (el contacto), finalizar (el contacto), acabar (el contacto)