vanish verb

1 disappear suddenly and completely

ADV. just, simply I turned round and she had simply vanished. | abruptly, instantly, promptly, suddenly | quickly, rapidly Her feelings of shyness rapidly vanished. | mysteriously a man who mysteriously vanished from his home last month

VERB + VANISH seem to | make sb/sth

PREP. from All thoughts of romance vanished from his mind. | into She vanished into the mist.

PHRASES vanish from the face of the earth, vanish from sight, vanish into thin air At a stroke she could make things vanish into thin air. | vanish without trace

2 disappear over a period of time

ADV. altogether, completely, entirely, totally Many of these old cinemas have now vanished altogether. | all but, almost, virtually country inns of a type that has now all but vanished | long since The people who built this temple have long since vanished. | forever Much of the land we loved has vanished forever.

PREP. from This plant is vanishing from the British countryside.

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