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verb [transitive] distance pronunciation in American English /ˈdɪstəns/
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present tense
present participledistancing
past tensedistanced
past participledistanced
  1. to act in a way that shows that you are not connected with someone or something, usually because you do not approve of them
    distance yourself from someone/something:

    The company is trying to distance itself from remarks made by the former director.



a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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