disadvance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French desavancer.

Verb[edit]

disadvance (third-person singular simple present disadvances, present participle disadvancing, simple past and past participle disadvanced)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To draw back, pull back. [14th-17th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.3:
      Through Cambels shoulder it unwarely went, / That forced him his shield to disadvaunce.