disengaging


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dis·en·gage

 (dĭs′ĕn-gāj′)
v. dis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing, dis·en·gag·es
v.tr.
1. To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation.
v.intr.
To free or detach oneself; withdraw.

dis′en·gage′ment n.
References in classic literature ?
There," said the Ferryman, hauling him ashore and disengaging him, "you are now in the City of Political Distinction.
The men laid hands upon him, and disengaging Oliver from his grasp, held him back.
And yet in reality for many countries disengaging and turning inwards will likely lead to less security, less prosperity, and a dimmer future," said Lee.
For these employees, a disengaging work environment may be the norm, and that has consequences for the country's economy, workers and businesses.