After an international outcry, President Yoweri Museveni distanced himself from the bill, and it seemed likely to disappear.
He looked at the name on the card and the cover of the book and I wanted to disappear into the floor.
Shrouded in scaffolding, he seemed to disappear in a dark abyss.
early 15c., disaperen, from dis- "do the opposite of" + appear. Earlier was disparish (early 15c.), from French disparaiss-, stem of disparaître. Related: Disappeared; disappearing; disappears. Slang disappearing act is originally of magic shows; in figurative sense of "getting away" first attested 1913.