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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.
See also: disconnect
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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A line of fully insulated thermal disconnects that feature an open barrel design with a high-integrity "F" crimp to both the wire and insulation ear sections has been introduced by Etco Inc.
disconnect device on the right flange and can accept disconnect hardware from all major manufacturers: All disconnect enclosures come with a universal cutout that allows mounting of most commercially available disconnects.
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