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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Coleen says YOU sound physically and emotionally detached from one another.
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First, despite our Facebook and Twitter fetishes, Americans have never been more detached from one another, or lonelier.
Quoted in Sunday newspapers, Collins said: "No disrespect to the other Scottish teams, but they're not clever enough players or quick enough thinkers to punish us when we do become detached from one another."
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There's one illusion where her head, hands and legs all seem detached from one another but you'll never know why.
All these notions indicate that politics and the office of the President could not be detached from one another.
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By now, Leipzig's Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst's prize pupil's signature style is well known: the exquisite painterly composition of scenes that refuse to cohere in space or time; busy details that open out into echoing voids; recurrent characters or archetypes (the worker, the farmer, the soldier) that seem utterly detached from one another; drab or lurid color applied in a manner ranging from grand to stolid to whimsical all on the same canvas; and an imposing catalogue of influences (Bruegel, Delacroix, David, Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Balthus, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Martin Kippenberger) overridden by a Soviet-era socialist realism perhaps too readily dismissed as merely ironic.
Under commonhold rules, flats or offices - which may be on different floors in the same building or detached from one another - are subdivided into freehold units.