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Definition of disconnect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disconnect
    he / she / it disconnects
    past simple disconnected
    -ing form disconnecting
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  1. 1[transitive] disconnect something (from something) to remove a piece of equipment from a supply of gas, water, or electricity First, disconnect the boiler from the water mains. It was the family's decision to disconnect her from the life-support machine.
  2. 2[transitive] disconnect somebody/something [usually passive] to officially stop the supply of telephone lines, water, electricity, or gas to a building You may be disconnected if you do not pay the bill.
  3. 3[transitive] disconnect something (from something) to separate something from something The ski had become disconnected from the boot.
  4. 4[transitive] disconnect somebody [usually passive] to break the contact between two people who are talking on the telephone We were suddenly disconnected.
  5. 5[transitive, intransitive, often passive] to end a connection to the Internet disconnect somebody (from something) I keep getting disconnected when I'm online. disconnect (from something) My computer crashes every time I disconnect from the Internet. opposite connect
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noun [uncountable, countable] Customer disconnections have fallen by 30% over the past year.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disconnect