It can disengage, but only at a terrible economic, political, and military cost.
The regional players could disengage from the great game in Central Asia.
It was thus that Italian comedy began to disengage itself from Latin.
When you make a pass, Sir, you must first disengage, and your body must be well turned.
Jean Valjean made no attempt to disengage the hand which grasped the collar of his coat.
We must disengage ourselves from the ideas which the customary use of words has implanted in us.
Gertie struggled to disengage herself, but Bulpert declined to move.
Gently she sought to disengage her hand, the trouble in her face increasing.
While he almost lifted her to a seat, her fingers refused to release his, and he was forced to disengage them.
She tried to disengage her wrist, but he was holding her with a tight, nervous grip.