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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