disappear

dis|ap|pear
W2S2 [ˌdısəˈpıə US -ˈpır] v
1.) to become impossible to see any longer
= ↑vanish
≠ ↑appear disappear behind/under/into etc
The sun had disappeared behind a cloud.
disappear from view/sight
David watched her car until it disappeared from view.
At this point the path seemed to disappear altogether (=disappear completely) .
2.) to be lost, or to become impossible to find
= ↑vanish
The two girls disappeared while walking home from school.
My keys have disappeared again.
disappear without trace
[i]BrE /without a trace
AmE (=without any way of finding them)
75,000 soldiers simply disappeared without trace.
3.) to stop existing
The rain forest may disappear forever.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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