disappear

dis|ap|pear [ ,dısə`pır ] verb intransitive ***
1. ) if someone or something disappears, they move somewhere where they can no longer be seen:
Dave said good night to everyone and quickly disappeared upstairs.
The moon disappeared behind the clouds.
disappear from view: She was still waving as the train disappeared from view.
2. ) to no longer happen or exist:
The symptoms should disappear within a few days.
3. ) to be impossible to find:
The letter I had left on my desk had disappeared.
the thousands of people who have disappeared in the war
disappear from: She disappeared from a London hotel on Monday and has not been seen since.
disappear without trace/disappear into thin air (=disappear completely): The couple disappeared without trace while on vacation in France.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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