Definition of demob verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

demob

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demob
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːb//
 
he / she / it demobs
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːbz//
 
past simple demobbed
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːbd//
 
past participle demobbed
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːbd//
 
-ing form demobbing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈmɒbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmɑːbɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] demob somebody (British English, informal) = demobilize He was demobbed in 1946. Word Origin 1920s (following the First World War): abbreviation.

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