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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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Disconnecting the passenger airbag allows them to carry their very young child in the passenger seat alongside the driver, but Lex is concerned about the safety issues that could arise from this action.
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