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disengage

[‚dis·ən′gāj]
(engineering)
To break the contact between two objects.
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From Monday next to Saturday, I assure you we have not a disengaged day
But I had my hand on the climbing bars now, and, kicking violently, I disengaged myself from the clutches of the Morlocks and was speedily clambering up the shaft, while they stayed peering and blinking up at me: all but one little wretch who followed me for some way, and wellnigh secured my boot as a trophy.
These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
The jailer took the disengaged hand of Oliver; and, whispering him not to be alarmed, looked on without speaking.
In most cases this lower jaw --being easily unhinged by a practised artist --is disengaged and hoisted on deck for the purpose of extracting the ivory teeth, and furnishing a supply of that hard white whalebone with which the fishermen fashion all sorts of curious articles, including canes, umbrella-stocks, and handles to riding-whips.
And he clung to Catherine's arm, striving to detain her; but at that announcement she hastily disengaged herself, and whistled to Minny, who obeyed her like a dog.
In contrast, those who are either not engaged, or actively disengaged, are significantly less likely to report experiencing these positive emotions and more likely to experience anger during the workweek than they are on the weekends.
The infrared oven also features an air knife that turns on automatically when power to the infrared heaters is disengaged, which prevents damage to the product from residual heat.
Synopsis: The wellbeing of Germany's workforce isn't what it should be, as struggling and disengaged employees exact a heavy toll in illness and missed workdays.
The percentage of actively disengaged workers who report a lot of stress and worry in their lives without a lot of happiness and enjoyment increases from 15.