to get (someone) out of an embarrassing situation; to free from embarrassment

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  • Disembarrass — Dis em*bar rass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disembarrassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disembarrassing}.] [Pref. dis + embarrass: cf. F. d[ e]sembarasser.] To free from embarrassment, or perplexity; to clear; to extricate. [1913 Webster] To disembarrass himself …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disembarrass — index extricate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disembarrass — disencumber, disentangle, untangle, *extricate Analogous words: release, *free, liberate: *relieve: disengage, *detach Contrasted words: *hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disembarrass — [dis΄im bar′əs] vt. to rid or relieve of something embarrassing, annoying, entangling, perplexing, or burdensome …   English World dictionary

  • disembarrass — verb (disembarrass oneself of/from) free oneself of (a burden or nuisance). Derivatives disembarrassment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disembarrass oneself of/from — free oneself of (a burden or nuisance). → disembarrass …   English new terms dictionary

  • disembarrass — transitive verb Date: 1726 to free (as oneself) from something troublesome or superfluous Synonyms: see extricate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disembarrass — disembarrassment, n. /dis em bar euhs/, v.t. 1. to disentangle or extricate from something troublesome, embarrassing, or the like. 2. to relieve; rid. 3. to free from embarrassment. [1720 30; DIS 1 + EMBARRASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • disembarrass — Synonyms and related words: break loose, break out, clear, cut loose, disburden, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disinvolve, dislodge, extricate, free, free up, get out, liberate, lighten, release, rid, set at ease, tear loose,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disembarrass — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable: clear, disburden, disencumber, release, relieve, rid, shake off, throw off, unburden. Slang: shake. See KEEP …   English dictionary for students

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