alienate (one) from (someone)

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alienate (one) from (someone)

To isolate or estrange one from someone. Her status as the teacher's pet alienated Lisa from her peers. What did you tell my daughter about me, huh? How did you alienate her from me? My sisters' intelligence has always alienated me from them. They're great students, whereas I couldn't care less about school and would rather be making music.
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alienate someone from someone or something

to cause someone to feel negative about someone or something. The teacher alienated the entire class from the subject of calculus.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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