disengage from

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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THERE are many different reasons why young people disengage from education, but this isn't a process that happens overnight.
We see this effect even if they have closed eyes and they have nothing to disengage from.
Imran Khan condemning the suicide attacks in Islamabad and Quetta has reiterated the need for Pakistan to disengage from the US-led war and terror In a statement Mr.
Gallup uses its employee engagement survey, the Q12, to measure workplace engagement and glean insights about the kinds of manager behaviors that are most likely to cause employees to disengage from their workplaces.
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As more voters stay away from the polls, they might also start to disengage from other civic responsibilities, from willing participation on juries to respect for civic institutions.
Because it induces a cell to disengage from its surroundings and float freely, Twist lets nascent cells migrate.
Archbishop Gervais, speaking of involvement in politics, asked rhetorically, "Does the fear of being tainted permit us to disengage from politics?
So the temptation for the American novelist is to disengage from society and from experience: it's cheaper, it fits better with the current idea of genius, it's easier on the legs, and it's a political-cultural role that seems to make sense, given the place the country makes for its serious writers.
Factors under investigation include stress wave propagation when the explosive is detonated and how the explosive fractures the nut; how the nut halves disengage from the stud and how details of the release affect the stud motion; and finally, how the nut halves rebound from the blast container and recontact the stud.
We should disengage from this chaotic situation our Government has helped to create and bring our boys home at the earliest opportunity.
Somehow, though, the pair couldn't disengage from their own conflict, and the plane went down, killing all 70 aboard.
It's unfortunate that they have chosen to disengage from discussions about how we will build the project in the county.
Fusion's industry-leading Intra-Ductal Exchange technology allows the wire guide to disengage from the device within the ductal system, permitting device withdrawal and exchange while allowing the operator to maintain complete control of the wire at all times.
This act is forcing some financial services firms to separate and in some cases disengage from clients for whom they perform both roles, leaving the playing field wide open for firms like Sirius.