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disembark

[dis-em-bahrk] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈbɑrk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go ashore from a ship.
2.
to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.
verb (used with object)
3.
to remove or unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French desembarquer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + embarquer to embark
Related forms
disembarkation
[dis-em-bahr-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
disembarkment, noun
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Examples for disembark
  • It's time to graduate and disembark when the students find out the ship is going to be taken apart.
  • He once called democracy a train from which to disembark on reaching one's destination.
  • When they both disembark at a station, he murders the soldier in revenge.
  • Some disembark for an overnight excursion along the way, usually a margarita-fueled rest at one of the few hotels on the route.
  • We disembark, climb into a pickup truck and bump through scrubby pastureland.
  • The marines had to disembark and wade to the beach while exposed to heavy enemy fire.
  • The repeat button pushers are likely trying to accomplish the same thing: to disembark as soon as possible.
  • Hovercraft will therefore be able to embark and disembark easily.
  • We disembark, wait for the orchestra to have souvenir pictures taken and board buses waiting on the tarmac.
  • The boat has six bicycles, so you can disembark at any point and explore the back streets of the city.
British Dictionary definitions for disembark

disembark

/ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːk/
verb
1.
to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etc several passengers disembarked, we will disembark the passengers
Derived Forms
disembarkation (dɪsˌɛmbɑːˈkeɪʃən), disembarkment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disembark
v.

1580s, from Middle French desembarquer, from des- (see dis-) + embarquer (see embark). Related: Disembarkation; disembarked; disembarking.

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