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part company (with one)

To separate or depart (from one); to stop associating (with one). Though we'd all been close on the school trip, we parted company with one another once we were back home. John and Bill parted company following their disagreement about the band's style of music.
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part company (with someone)

Fig. to leave someone; to depart from someone. Tom finally parted company with his brother. They parted company, and Tom got in his car and drove away.
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part company

Go separate ways; also, disagree about something. For example, After they reached the park Jeff and Jane parted company, or They parted company on their views of foreign policy. [Early 1700s]
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part company

1 (of two or more people) cease to be together; go in different directions. 2 (of two or more parties) cease to associate with each other, usually as the result of a disagreement.
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part ˈcompany (with/from somebody/something)


1 leave somebody; separate and go in different directions: We walked down into town together and then parted company at the station.They’ve finally parted company after a long, unhappy marriage.
2 disagree with somebody: I’m afraid I have to part company with you on the question of nuclear energy.
3 (humorous) come apart; separate: In the high winds the sail and the boat parted company.
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part company

/ways
1. To leave one another's presence; go away or separate.
2. To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.
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Now the hospital's NHS Trust has announced that it has "agreed to part company" with Mr Dunn with immediate effect.
Leeds appear to have lurched from one crisis to another in recent seasons, the decision to part company with Reid coming soon after the announcement of British record annual losses.
WARRINGTON are to reluctantly part company with overseas trio Chris Leikvoll, Brent Grose and Henry Fa'afili because of salary-cap constraints.
We have agreed to part company by mutual consent and I am very saddened.
After aboard meeting the clubhavealsodecided to part company with Teale.
Since the club have nothing to fear or hope for anymore, we agreed to part company on good terms."