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verb [intransitive] vanish pronunciation in British English /ˈvænɪʃ/
Word Forms
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.
  2. 2
    to stop existing completely
    Humanitarian ideals seem to have totally vanished.
    a rapidly vanishing way of life


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