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verb divorce pronunciation in British English /dɪˈvɔː(r)s/
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present tense
present participledivorcing
past tensedivorced
past participledivorced
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to take legal action to end your marriage. If two people agree to stop living together, but do not legally end their marriage, they separate

    She still refuses to divorce him.

    Paula’s parents divorced when she was 14.

  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] to completely separate one thing from another so that they are not connected in any way

    Politics should not be divorced from the lives of ordinary people.



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