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disengage from (someone or something)

1. To withdraw from someone or something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "disengage" and "from." When she gets that negative, I just have to disengage from her since she's not going to listen to me anyway.
2. To remove or detach something from something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "disengage" and "from." We need to disengage these shelves from the wall so that we can paint over here.
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disengage (oneself) from someone or something

to detach oneself from someone or something; to untangle oneself from someone or something. I wanted to disengage myself from the person I was talking to and go home. We disengaged from the argument.
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disengage something from something

to detach something from something. Sally disengaged the locking mechanism from the cupboard door and peeked in. The coupling was disengaged from the boxcar, and the car separated and rolled away.
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We should disengage from this chaotic situation our Government has helped to create and bring our boys home at the earliest opportunity.
Make sure you remember to disengage the transfer first
First, disengage the CTIS system by flipping the switch on the driver's panel.
The front wheels disengage when the Front Wheel Drive Selector lever is moved to the OUT position.
Workplaces that create environments that disengage employees could potentially harm worker wellbeing and reduce productivity.
Workplaces that disengage employees have lower productivity and are less likely hiring and more likely laying off workers.