- 1 [intransitive] to disappear suddenly and/or in a way that you cannot explain He turned around and vanished into the house. The magician vanished in a puff of smoke. My glasses seem to have vanished. He vanished without a trace.
- 2 [intransitive] to stop existing the vanishing woodlands of California All hopes of a peaceful settlement had now vanished. All thoughts of leaving vanished from his mind. Idioms
NAmE//ˈvænɪʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vanish
he / she / it vanishes
past simple vanished
-ing form vanishing
to disappear completely Keep looking—they can't just have vanished off the face of the earth.
disappear/vanish off the face of the earthjump to other results
to go away or be impossible to find when people need or want you
do, perform, stage, etc. a disappearing/vanishing act (informal)jump to other results