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Definition of 'disengage'


  1. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
       Synonyms: withdraw
       Antonyms: engage mesh lock operate
  2. free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
       Synonyms: free
       Antonyms: obstruct obturate impede occlude jam block close up
  3. become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage"
       Antonyms: engage

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