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To separate something from something else - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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decouple

verb

formal to separate two objects, ideas, or processes

disengage

verb

to separate someone or something from the person or thing that holds them

disentangle

verb

to separate something from the thing that is holding it or is twisted around it

divide/split something down the middle

to make a group of people divide into two opposing groups

hive off

business to separate part of an organization or service and sell it

partition

verb

to divide a room or vehicle with a partition

prise

verb

to force two things apart

pull something to pieces/apart/to bits

to separate the connected pieces of something

scatter something to the (four) winds

to make a group of things or people become separated from each other and lost

sunder

verb

literary to break or separate something completely and violently

tease

verb

to separate a group or knot of pieces of hair, string etc into individual pieces

uncouple

verb

to separate two things, or to become separate

unhitch

verb

to remove something from the thing that is holding or fastening it

untangle

verb

to separate things that are twisted around each other

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