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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyseparate out
he/she/itseparates out
present participleseparating out
past tenseseparated out
past participleseparated out

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  1. 1
    [transitive] same as separate2 (sense 5)

    Two main factors separate out this group of children from the others.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as separate2 (sense 3)
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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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