Definition of declutch in English:

declutch

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Disengage the clutch of a motor.

    • ‘This means that power to the engine is cut while the mechanism declutches and changes gear, causing a marked lurching sensation.’
    • ‘If a jam occurs - even during start-up - the engine throttles down and declutches before damage is sustained.’
    • ‘There is no clutch, so you don't even have to remember to declutch when stopping.’
    • ‘A slight touch on the shift lever and the system automatically declutches, changes gear and re-engages the clutch.’
    • ‘As soon as the flywheel starts spinning with requisite speed, the bendix drive declutches from the flywheel.’

Pronunciation:

declutch

/diːˈklʌtʃ/