detach (someone or something) from (someone or something)

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detach (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To separate someone or something from its connection to someone or something else. This phrase can be used literally or figuratively. I detached the broken shutters from the house. When the teacher realized that I was the one talking, she detached me from the rest of my classmates for a scolding.
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detach someone or something from someone or something

to separate or disconnect someone or something from someone or something. The high command detached Wallace from his platoon. The technician detached the sensors from Harry's chest.
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Leaving would also detach us from important tourist markets.
Memory is always a sort of reconstruction, after all--so does it ultimately connect us to our past or detach us from it?
We want to be relocated again on the Nile's banks; any other attempts to detach us from the Nile and relocate us in the desert will not satisfy Nubians," he added.
Remote control will detach us from the activities on the ground.
As for assimilation, I should say that nobody has the right to detach us from our culture and civilization," he said.
Much in today's yoga scene seems designed to enlighten our wallets and detach us from our savings.
We had no time to pull all welding cables back to detach us from the platform.
Wishes detach us from our present context, seeking to impose some unreachable ideal.
CNN and SKY will add to this sense of unreality as their graphics detach us from the awful reality of war.
We examine threats to our collective humanity which are so dangerous that, if allowed to carry the day, threaten to detach us from our moorings.