1 disappear suddenly and completely
I turned round and she had simply vanished.
| abruptly, instantly, promptly, suddenly | quickly, rapidly
Her feelings of shyness rapidly vanished.
a man who mysteriously vanished from his home last month
VERB + VANISH
seem to | make sb/sth
All thoughts of romance vanished from his mind.
She vanished into the mist.
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
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.
Much of the land we loved has vanished forever.
This plant is vanishing from the British countryside.
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