AskDefine | Define disengage

Dictionary Definition

disengage

Verb

1 release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears" [syn: withdraw] [ant: engage]
2 free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor" [syn: free] [ant: obstruct]
3 become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage" [ant: engage]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A circular movement of the blade that avoids the opponent's parry

Verb

  1. To release or loosen from something that binds, holds, entangles, or interlocks; unfasten; detach; disentangle; free.

Extensive Definition

Engage may refer to:
disengage in Spanish: embragar

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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