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

 

disband

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbænd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disband
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbænd//
 
he / she / it disbands
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbændz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbændz//
 
past simple disbanded
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbændɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbændɪd//
 
past participle disbanded
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbændɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbændɪd//
 
-ing form disbanding
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbændɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbændɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] disband (somebody/something) to stop somebody/something from operating as a group; to separate or no longer operate as a group They set about disbanding the terrorist groups. The committee formally disbanded in August. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from obsolete French desbander.
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