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To separate something from something else

separate

verb

to keep people or things apart from each other

spread out

to separate things that were together and put them separately on a surface

separate

verb

if something separates two people or things, it exists between them so that they are kept apart

divide

verb

to keep two or more areas or parts separate

bite off

to separate something from the main part by biting

split up

to separate someone from the person or people that they are with

divorce

verb

to completely separate one thing from another so that they are not connected in any way

detach

verb

to remove a part from something

isolate

verb

to separate a substance from others using a scientific process

divide off

to keep one area separate from another

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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