estranged from (one)

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estranged from (one)

No longer having a relationship with someone, often due to hostilities. They had such an ugly divorce that Dave is now estranged from his ex-wife. What happened between Molly and her mother? How long have they been estranged from each other?
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*estranged from someone

to be alienated from someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) Toward the end, they were estranged from each other, so a separation was perfectly natural. She had been estranged from her husband for a number of years.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Don't think that I am estranged from him. But the precise truth is that I do not know him.
Possessed of a fortune, h e was alone in the world; his futu re destroyed at the fair outset of life; his mother and brother estranged from him; his sister lately married, with interests and hopes in which he had no share.
The incident took place in July in the town of Warren when his wife of 39 years, who was estranged from him, stayed at his home.