"disengaging" in the verb sense
1. disengage, withdraw
release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
"I want to disengage myself from his influence"
"disengage the gears"
2. free, disengage
free or remove obstruction from
"free a path across the cluttered floor"
"in neutral, the gears disengage"
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