disappear

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Verb[change]

Plain form
disappear

Third-person singular
disappears

Past tense
disappeared

Past participle
disappeared

Present participle
disappearing

  1. (intransitive) If something disappears, it becomes impossible to see.
    For a moment the tiny redness of his cigarette was visible; then he disappeared into the darkness.
    She watches her two grandchildren until they disappear from sight.
    The boat disappeared beneath the waves.
  2. (intransitive) If something disappears, it doesn't exist anymore.
    I can't say that my negative attitude toward life has entirely disappeared.
    A lot of management jobs are disappearing forever.
  3. (intransitive) If something has disappeared, you can't find it.
    Have you seen my keys? They've disappeared again.

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