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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈpɪə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈpɪɹ/
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈpiːɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
- (intransitive) To vanish.
- (intransitive) To go missing; to become a missing person.
- Eighteen years after Jaycee Dugard disappeared in 1991, she was found alive in the summer of 2009.
- (intransitive) To go away; to become lost.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields […] . And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, […] . My client welcomed the judge […] and they disappeared together into the Ethiopian card-room, which was filled with the assegais and exclamation point shields Mr. Cooke had had made at the sawmill at Beaverton.
- (transitive) To make vanish; especially, to abduct and murder surreptitiously for political reasons.
- The Chinese government is well-known for disappearing particularly-vocal political dissidents.
- 2019 June 19, Lynn Neary; Patrick Jarenwattananon, “Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate”, in npr:
- "It's such an honoring for Native people in this country, when we've been so disappeared and disregarded," Harjo says.
to make vanish
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