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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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Equally disturbing, 19% -- one out of five employees -- are disengaged, meaning they have "checked out" in many respects and are likely just marking time on the job.
Engaged workers maintain a positive mood throughout the entire week, while those who are not engaged or who are actively disengaged see their positivity sink during the workweek.
That's almost three times lower than the absenteeism of those who are actively disengaged and suffering, who miss an average of 10.
The actively disengaged are emotionally disconnected from their work and workplace, and these workers jeopardize the performance of their teams.
Purkert informed: "High engagement means better productivity, higher retention, employees work harder and engaged employees make customer service where as disengaged employees break it and give your hotel a bad name.
This relationship could partly reflect one reason why some workers are actively disengaged -- less communication from the top.
Actively disengaged employees cost the German economy from 75.
s argument and think he has done as well as anyone I know in making the case for the impoverished nature of the disengaged stance as well as for the richness of premodern Greek and Christian reflection on these questions.
As a result, DuroSpeed magnets prompt higher fan speed when the clutch is disengaged.
They've also been developing a qualification - Sweet (succeeding with employment, education and training) - to target those young people at risk of becoming disengaged or Neets.
80% of employees dissatisfied with their direct manager are disengaged.
The report "State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leaders Worldwide" showed about 68 percent of Chinese employees aren't engaged in their jobs, while 26 percent are actively disengaged and likely to disrupt their colleagues' efforts, the China Daily reports.
workers were not engaged and another 18 percent were actively disengaged.
A short pull on the hose is sufficient to disengage the brake mechanism, once the brake has disengaged, pull out the desired length of hose manually.
Employees, he notes, generally fit into four categories: highly engaged, somewhat engaged, somewhat disengaged and disengaged.