distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

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distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

To limit engagement or association (or the appearance thereof) between oneself and someone or something. Politicians have been quick to distance themselves from the senator ever since news of her drug scandal broke. The company, trying to build up its environmentally-friendly image, has been distancing itself from its past connections to the oil industry.
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On one hand, Davidson tries to distance herself from typical, long-standing Tory policy in order to create the idea she's different.
It tells the story of Michael (Gumabao) and Apple (Reyes) whose lifestyle vary as the former heavily depends on technology for a living while the latter prefers to distance herself from social media.
Gaynor's win showed Reagan, Arizona's sitting secretary of state, struggled to distance herself from a series of elections-related blunders that occurred during her first term.
Rae, in particular, who is moving to Melbourne, has tried to distance herself from Clare who is moving to California, in the belief that distance will ease the heartache of unrequited love.
We'd lost friends and family to both of my parents' incendiary insecurities, and my mother's new edicts were simply the latest pyrotechnic attempt to distance herself from parents who never validated her.
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson also called on Ms Mordaunt to distance herself from her predecessor.
One of the top candidates for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in this month's election walked out of a live television debate on Tuesday night after being accused of failing to distance herself from right-wingers.
Harteau had previously tried to distance herself from the shooting saying it "shouldn't have happened".
SINN Fein has demanded Arlene Foster distance herself from a party colleague's remarks about republican election workers.
People are shocked by how quick she was to distance herself from him."
Christy promises her hand in marriage to a local, well-off lumber baron, and tries to distance herself from the handsome town marshal Zachary Shaw, but the yearnings of her heart pull her in another direction, and Zachary is determined to prove himself worthy of her love!
DEBBIE is still trying to distance herself from Pete, even when he raises concerns about Sarah's health, but Ross is being surprisingly supportive of his brother, as he researches depression online and suggests a night out at the pub.
Just as Jill learns to distance herself from her estranged spouse, David returns to make amends.
NEW YORK, July 2, 2015 (WAFA) - Nine organizations and 34 individuals from the United States, Palestine, Israel and South Africa called on Wednesday on the US celebrity Oprah Winfrey to publicly distance herself from the companies of Israel billionaire Lev Leviev.
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