demob
I. transitive verb Date: 1919 chiefly British demobilize II. noun Date: 1945 chiefly British the act or process of demobilizing

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  • demob — (v.) 1920, short for DEMOBILIZE (Cf. demobilize). Originally in reference to World War I troops returning to civilian life. Related: Demobbed …   Etymology dictionary

  • demob — (demobilize) de·mob || ‚diː mÉ’b n. discharge from military service; disband an army …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demob — Brit. informal ► VERB (demobbed, demobbing) ▪ demobilize. ► NOUN ▪ demobilization …   English terms dictionary

  • demob — [dē mäb′] vt. demobbed, demobbing [Brit. Informal] to demobilize n. [Brit. Informal] demobilization …   English World dictionary

  • demob — [[t]diːmɒ̱b[/t]] N UNCOUNT Someone s demob is their release from the armed forces. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I didn t get back to Brussels until after my demob... Didn t they give you a demob suit? …   English dictionary

  • demob — UK [diːˈmɒb] / US [dɪˈmɑb] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms demob : present tense I/you/we/they demob he/she/it demobs present participle demobbing past tense demobbed past participle demobbed British informal old fashioned to demobilize …   English dictionary

  • demob — /dee mob /, n., v., demobbed, demobbing. Chiefly Brit. Informal. n. 1. demobilization. 2. a person who has been demobilized. v.t. 3. to discharge (a person) from the armed forces; demobilize. [1915 20; orig. short for DEMOBILIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • demob — verb /diˈmɒb,diˈmɑb/ To demobilize; to release someone from military service …   Wiktionary

  • demob — de|mob [di:ˈmɔb US ˈma:b] v past tense and past participle demobbed present participle demobbing [T] BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: demobilize] to demobilize soldiers etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • demob — de|mob [ di mab ] verb intransitive or transitive BRITISH INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED to DEMOBILIZE ╾ de|mob noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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