disengage

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disengage

[‚dis·ən′gāj]
(engineering)
To break the contact between two objects.
References in classic literature ?
I affirm that not only can the Nautilus disengage itself, but also that it can go further still.
Just a-goin' to begin,' said Sam, endeavouring to disengage himself.
For, although they can inflict instantaneous death by a retrograde movement, yet unless they can at once disengage their stinging extremity from the struggling body of their victim, their own frail bodies are liable to be shattered.
Raoul seized his father by the shoulders, by the neck, as he could, and embraced him so tenderly and so rapidly, that the comte had neither strength nor time to disengage himself, or to overcome his paternal emotions.