disengage: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dis"en-gāj'), [key]
— v., -gaged, -gag•ing.
- to release from attachment or connection; loosen; unfasten: to disengage a clutch.
- to free (oneself&hasp;) from an engagement, pledge, obligation, etc.: He accepted the invitation, but was later forced to disengage himself.
- to break off action with (an enemy).
- to become disengaged; free oneself.
- disengage (Thesaurus)