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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·en·gage /ˌdɪsṇˈgeʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·en·gage v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disengaged p. pr. & vb. n. Disengaging.]  To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.
    To disengage him and the kingdom, great sums were to be borrowed.   --Milton.
    Caloric and light must be disengaged during the process.   --Transl. of Lavoisier.
 Syn: -- To liberate; free; loose; extricate; clear; disentangle; detach; withdraw; wean.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·en·gage, v. i. To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.
    From a friends's grave how soon we disengage!   --Young.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: release from something that holds fast, connects, or
           entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his
           influence"; "disengage the gears" [syn: withdraw]
           [ant: engage]
      2: free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the
         cluttered floor" [syn: free] [ant: obstruct]
      3: become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage" [ant: engage]