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verb disconnect pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪskəˈnekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisconnect
he/she/itdisconnects
present participledisconnecting
past tensedisconnected
past participledisconnected
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  1. 2
    [transitive] to stop a machine or piece of equipment from being connected to a supply of electricity, water, or gas
    Disconnect all electrical appliances before attempting to clean them.
  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to stop the telephone connection between two people or computers
    Many people complained they were disconnected before even reaching the operator.
    disconnect from: Click ‘Work Offline’ to disconnect from the Internet.
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