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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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.
Critics saw it as a ploy to try to distance herself from the FN's racist image.
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.
Kendall Jenner wants to distance herself from elder sister Kim Kardashian West as she feels overshadowed in her presence.
It's no secret Kendall Jenner is trying to distance herself from her famous families name, which is often associated with negative press.
Fate intervenes and Rebel cannot manage to distance herself from Kennedy's philanthropic spirit.
Washington, Jan 15 ( ANI ): Josh Duhamel is reportedly urging his wife Fergie to distance herself from her band The Black Eyed Peas, and in particular, her powerhouse bandmate will.
Gigi, the former proprietress of a restaurant in Miragoane patronized by macoutes, wanting to distance herself from the misery of her rural upbringing and avoid repercussions when the dictatorship fell, moved to Port-au-Prince with her younger sister.
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