transitive verb-·gaged′, -·gag′ing
Origin of disengageOld French desengagier: see dis- and engage
verbdis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing, dis·en·gag·es
- To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate.
- To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation.
(third-person singular simple present disengages, present participle disengaging, simple past and past participle disengaged)
- (intransitive) To release or loosen from something that binds, holds, entangles, or interlocks; unfasten; detach; disentangle; free.
From Middle French désengager