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Meaning of disconnect

dis•con•nect

Pronunciation: (dis"ku-nekt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected.
—v.i.
  1. to sever or terminate a connection, as of a telephone; hang up: State your business and disconnect.
  2. to withdraw into one's private world: When social pressures become too great, she simply disconnects.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of disconnecting, esp. the suspension of telephone or cable TV service for nonpayment of service charges.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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