disappear


disappear
   1. to be murdered
   The implication is that the body is unlikely to be found:
    ... then he, Danny Lehman, might disappear for a period of thirty years, or he might disappear, period. (Erdman, 1987 — the alternatives were imprisonment or death)
   Also, rarely, incorrectly, as to murder:
    Similar vehicles, devoid of ornaments and license plates, prowl the streets at night, looking for subversivos to 'disappear'. (A Guetemalan I know claims that disappear was first used as a transitive verb in his country.) (R. Wright, 1989)
   2. to urinate
   Mainly female use. Women do not in fact vanish after telling you that they are going to disappear, but they pay a fleeting visit to a lavatory.

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  • disappear — [dis΄ə pir′] vi. [ME disaperen: see DIS & APPEAR] 1. to cease to be seen; go out of sight 2. to cease being; go out of existence, use, etc.; become lost or extinct vt. to cause to disappear; specif., to kidnap and execute (persons) in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Disappear — Dis ap*pear , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disappeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappearing}.] 1. To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • disappear — I verb abire, abscond, be effaced, be erased, be lost to view, become extinct, become imperceptible, decamp, dematerialize, dissipate, dissolve, escape, evanesce, evanescere, evaporate, exit, extinguish, fade, fade away, flee, leave, leave no… …   Law dictionary

  • disappear — early 15c., disaperen, from DIS (Cf. dis ) do the opposite of + APPEAR (Cf. appear). Earlier was disparish (early 15c.), from Fr. disparaiss , stem of disparaître. Related: Disappeared; disappearing; disappears. Slang disappearing act is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • disappear — *vanish, evanesce, evaporate, fade Analogous words: depart, leave (see GO) Antonyms: appear Contrasted words: emerge, loom (see APPEAR): *come, arrive: issue, emanate (see SPRING) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disappear — [v] vanish; cease abandon, abscond, be done for, be gone, be lost, be no more*, be swallowed up, cease to exist, clear, come to naught, decamp, dematerialize, depart, die, die out, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, drop out of sight*, ebb, end, end… …   New thesaurus

  • disappear — ► VERB 1) cease to be visible. 2) cease to exist or be in use. 3) (of a person) go missing or be killed. DERIVATIVES disappearance noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disappear */*/*/ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpɪə(r)] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms disappear : present tense I/you/we/they disappear he/she/it disappears present participle disappearing past tense disappeared past participle disappeared 1) if someone or something …   English dictionary

  • disappear — v. 1) to disappear completely 2) (D; intr.) to disappear from (to disappear from view) * * * [ˌdɪsə pɪə] to disappear completely (D; intr.) to disappear from (to disappear from view) …   Combinatory dictionary


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