- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to become impossible to see synonym vanish The plane disappeared behind a cloud. Lisa watched until the train disappeared from view.
- 2 [intransitive] to stop existing synonym vanish Her nervousness quickly disappeared once she was on stage. The problem won't just disappear. Our forests are disappearing at an alarming rate.
- 3 [intransitive] to be lost or impossible to find synonym vanish I can never find a pen in this house. They disappear as soon as I buy them. disappear from something The child disappeared from his home some time after four.
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NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpɪr//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disappear
he / she / it disappears
past simple disappeared
-ing form disappearing
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NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpɪrəns//noun [uncountable, countable] the disappearance of many species of plants and animals from our planet Police are investigating the disappearance of a young woman.Idioms
2to disappear completely Keep looking—they can't just have vanished off the face of the earth.
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3to go away or be impossible to find when people need or want you
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