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disconnect (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To separate someone or something from someone or something else. My phone disconnected me from my secretary when its battery suddenly died. You'll need to disconnect this pipe from that one in order to make the repair.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

disconnect someone or something from someone or something

to break the connection between things or people. The telephone operator disconnected Larry from his caller. He disconnected himself from the cords of his parachute.
See also: disconnect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Al-Madinah daily reported on Friday that in addition to this notice, the SEC will send a disconnect warning if the bill accumulates over SR400 or a bill has not been paid for six months, whichever comes first.