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.
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"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.
I understand the emotion around the story, but it is very difficult to think about disengaging from Saudi Arabia given its importance to global energy markets.'
"The ripple effect is it's disengaging other people as well," she says.
As vehicle load chronically and repeatedly acted on the asphalt concrete deck pavement, disengaging area (bonding failure) might occur between the adjacent layers.