Definition of disembarrass in US English:



disembarrass oneself of/from
  • 1Free oneself of (a burden or nuisance)

    ‘he would do well to disembarrass himself of his too officious advisers’
    • ‘As was the manner of his time, his relations with his innumerable mistresses were almost universally cordial, even when disembarrassing himself of them.’
    • ‘My purpose in this essay, however, is not to examine the present or the near future, but to disembarrass myself of short views and take wings into the future.’
    • ‘Recollect to follow all these direction carefully if you want to get disembarrass of the condition as before long a possible.’
    • ‘And now, since he had not disembarrassed himself of my presence, was his secret about to be revealed to me?’
    • ‘And then, after disembarrassing us of these criteria of judgment, he proposes the reasonable view that Xenophon's Socratic discussions are neither fiction nor history, but rather halfway houses with elements of each.’
    • ‘The Buddhists and Brahmanists teach that the man's individuality is not secured until he has passed through and become disembarrassed of the last of these groups, the final vestige of earthly taint.’
    • ‘We have seen how necessary it is that one mind, disembarrassed of all extraneous influences, shall create one coherent plan which shall ever after be strictly followed.’
    • ‘He also asks us to allow ourselves to be dug about; and that is what the soul does when it disembarrasses itself from the cares of the world, which are a weight on our hearts.’
    • ‘Yet, at the same time, those who seek to disembarrass a country of its entanglements should be very slow and wary.’
    • ‘More and more men each year are deciding to get disembarrass of unsightly back and chest hair through the use of optical maser hair removal.’
    • ‘As I have already told you, sir, he was a very dangerous man; and, fortunately, by his own act disembarrassed the government of the fears it had on his account.’
    • ‘He came in at this period and very dexterously disembarrassed the administration of these disputes by calling the notables to advise the form of calling and constituting the States.’
    • ‘Another important preparation for death that retirement brings is the work of disembarrassing oneself of possessions.’
    • ‘If there is one priority more urgent for the Conservatives than disembarrassing themselves of their leader, it is ridding themselves of their chairman.’
    • ‘It is not an indication that something is wrongfulness, rather it is a sign that your physical structure is getting disembarrass of toxins.’
    1. 1.1rare with object Make (someone or something) free from embarrassment.