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verb [intransitive] vanish pronunciation in British English /ˈvænɪʃ/
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present tense
present participlevanishing
past tensevanished
past participlevanished
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  1. 1
    to disappear in a sudden and mysterious way

    One moment she was there, the next she had vanished.

    vanish from:

    My calculator’s vanished from my desk.

    vanish into thin air/vanish from the face of the earth (=used for emphasis):

    The company that supplied the cargo has vanished into thin air.

    1. a.
      to disappear suddenly

      Claudia’s smile vanished.

      vanish from sight:

      The eagles vanished from sight and we walked on.

      vanish into:

      He vanished into the darkness.



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