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disown




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disown
     1. v. To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
           Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didn’t go through with marrying Count Paris.
     2. v. (transitive, computing, Unix) To detach (a job or process) so that it can continue to run even when the user who launched it ends his/her login session.

Example Sentences

Even if it means that you disown your son? 
If I disowned her, I sort of felt I would have to disown my brother and sister, and I couldn't do that. 

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