demob v : retire from military service [syn: demobilize, demobilise] [ant: mobilize, mobilize] [also: demobbing, demobbed]
- To demobilize; to release someone from military service.
- Demob redirects here. For the television series, see Demob (TV series). For the British punk rock band see Demob (band). See also D Mob.
In the final days of World War II, for example, the United States Armed Forces developed a demobilization plan which would discharge soldiers on the basis of a point system that favored length and certain types of service.
The phrase demob happy refers to demobilization and is broadly applied to the feeling of relief at imminent release from a time-serving burden, such as a career.
demob in German: Demobilisierung
demob in Spanish: Desmovilización
demob in Japanese: 復員
demob in Russian: Демобилизация