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disembarrass

[dis-em-bar-uh s] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈbær əs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to disentangle or extricate from something troublesome, embarrassing, or the like.
2.
to relieve; rid.
3.
to free from embarrassment.
Origin of disembarrass
1720-1730
1720-30; dis-1 + embarrass
Related forms
disembarrassment, noun
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  • He lets go the ropes, to disembarrass himself of his angling accoutrements; which he hurriedly does, flinging them at his feet.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • He cleared his throat as though to disembarrass it of a garrote.

  • The rumor actually lived for a day that Potts was to disembarrass the town of his presence.

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
  • And of his vigilant sentinel there seems but one way to disembarrass himself.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • It is difficult for a frequent playgoer to disembarrass the idea of Hamlet from the person and voice of Mr. K.

  • It's his way of trying to disembarrass himself of his rivals: he's no simpleton.'

    The Thirteen Honore de Balzac
  • At the present moment, it was the great desire of his heart to sell the smaller of his two properties and disembarrass the other.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • "I wish you were going to Rome with me," he added, to disembarrass the moment of parting.

    Indian Summer William D. Howells
  • As soon as he was cured, to disembarrass his hosts and not abuse their goodness, Voltaire had himself taken to Paris.

  • My object has been to disembarrass my force from the incubus of non-combatants.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
British Dictionary definitions for disembarrass

disembarrass

/ˌdɪsɪmˈbærəs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to free from embarrassment, entanglement, etc
2.
to relieve or rid of something burdensome
Derived Forms
disembarrassment, noun
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