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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cross-system collaboration has long been a focus of the YEF Institute's assistance to cities on reengaging disconnected youth, because cities usually need to enlist county, state and education systems to meet these youths' range of needs.
It is clarified that notices were issued to the defaulters to pay the outstanding arrear bills but they fail to deposit it and Pesco teams disconnected power supply to these defaulters and warned to deposit their outstanding dues immediately otherwise power supply will not be restored.
Hartford's Office of Youth Services has also assumed authority of the Juvenile Review Board as part of its cross-systems strategy for reengaging disconnected youth.
"We are making progress with our children's initiatives and at the same time, realize we need to do a better job with addressing our older youth," said Philadelphia First Lady and Children's Commission Co-Chair Naomi Post in kicking off NLC's first-ever Disconnected Youth Leadership Academy earlier this month.
According to Spokesman of SNGPL on Wednesday, gas connections of two plaster of Paris factories, three power generation units in Karak and gas supply to Gul Garden Society Dalazak Road Peshawar has been disconnected.
In Bannu rural division, 20 illegal connections were cut off and Rs360,000 recovered, while in Bannu cantonment subdivision power supply was disconnected from four transformers for nonpayment of Rs240,000.
According to details power supply disconnected to PA North on nonpayment of Rs1.15 million, passport office 0.11 million, Airport 0.47 million, NHA Rs 2.51 million, FATA DC Rs14.53 million, BS Company Rs1.0 million, C and W Rs1.40 million, Education department Rs.
PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday disconnected power supply to several villages in different sub-divisions on nonpayment of outstanding dues.
MULTAN -- Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has disconnected sewerage connections of a private housing society near Askari bypass over non-payment of Rs 66.2 million dues.
KARACHI -- Sukkur Electric Supply Company (SEPCO) in its ongoing drive against power pilferers has disconnected number of power supply connections in the city.
A statement issued by Iesco said that action was taken as part of a campaign against defaulters, and a total of 56 connections were disconnected.
PESHAWAR -- Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday disconnected power supply to several villages in different sub-divisions on nonpayment of outstanding dues.
According to HESCO spokesman, the special recovery task force has disconnected 5035 power connection which included 2429 connections on non payment of outstanding dues of Rs.
LAHORE -- The Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) disconnected on Thursday power supply to Kot Lakhpat Jail for being defaulter of over Rs57 million.
PESHAWAR -- Competent Authority has approved a relief package for Permanent Disconnected Consumers having arrears of 3 years or more.