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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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The data collected in the second stage were used to examine the mediation effect of moral disengagement on the relationship between achievement goals and negative behaviors.
However emotional exhaustion, one dimension of burnout has been investigated in mediation with disengagement (Carvalho,2014).
Structural equation modeling was used to assess the mediating roles of motivation and moral disengagement.
Disengagement theory is a social-psychological theory of aging that suggests that disengagement is the inevitable process of dissolving relational ties between a person and society; some consider it a normal part of the aging process (Johnson & Mutchler, 2014; Reed, 1970).
However, a director's disengagement nevertheless can be harmful to the board and company without rising to the level of a breach of fiduciary duties.
Disengagement represents a major and deep reaction in terms of an emotional, cognitive, and behavioural rejection of the job, which is an occupational disillusionment [44].
Since then, the observer force has remained in the area to maintain the ceasefire and to supervise the implementation of the disengagement agreement.
The study identified links between poor supervisory structures, lack ofpeer support, professional isolation, workload management problems, and incremental disengagement from practise.
Connecticut, New York, Michigan and Kentucky Highest in Active Disengagement
For example, a common obligation will require the supplier to perform disengagement services for a period of time, regardless of the reason for termination.
Tribunal said in its report that chief minister used the word of police disengagement later to save his skin.
In January 1974, Henry Kissinger, the US National Security advisor, helped negotiate the first Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement in eight days; in May, he arranged a Syrian-Israeli disengagement after a month of intense negotiations.
Our country might be considered having the weakest military in Southeast Asia but we Filipinos must stand proud that out of the 1,100 troops that comprise the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) stationed in Israel, only OUR troops have remained in the area after the rest have withdrawn following a series of kidnappings.
The obvious choice is the last major political act of Sharon who led Israel out of Gaza in 2005 with an audacious disengagement plan.
The policy that America is currently adopting is a policy of disengagement in the Middle East and anyone who thinks otherwise is mistaken.