Definition of disengage:
- To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.
- To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.
pull back, loose, slip, unblock, crawfish out, move back, take, recall, give up, pull away, back away, loosen, relinquish, disentangle, undo, unclasp, unsay, swallow, resign, absolve, take back, exempt, unbind, assemble, back out, unfreeze, bow out, retreat, abstract, withdraw, draw off, unloosen, unloose, justify, recede, unfasten, draw, sequestrate, rid, untie, disinvolve, adjourn, call back, tighten, relieve, disembarrass, extricate, sequester, seclude, discharge, draw back, free, take out, crawfish, take away, untangle, retire, pull in one's horns, call in.
- dissociate (part of speech: verb)
- dislocate (part of speech: verb)
- liberate (part of speech: verb)
- loose (part of speech: adjective)
separate (part of speech: verb)
It was no other than Tom Figgit, who, having jumped out of the boat with a tub on his back, was seized before he had time to disengage himself from his load, and this, with many a grimace, he was now compelled to carry.
One, of gigantic size, masked from crown to throat, and wrapped in an ample covering of skin- though not sufficient to conceal the deformity of a hunched back- rushed directly up to where the fair musician was seated; and, dashing the harp to one side, seized upon her wrist before she could disengage herself from her chair.
- "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.