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segregate from (someone or something)

1. To separate or become isolated from other people or things within some larger group. The adult males of the species segregate from the rest of the herd during mass migration. The four of us just kind of segregated from the others in the class over the course of the semester.
2. To separate or isolate one or more people or things from other people or things within some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "from." The teacher wanted to segregate the boys from the girls in the classroom. We're trying to segregate these aberrant data sets from the rest of the results.
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segregate into (something or some place)

1. To separate into one or more groups or sections isolated from some larger group. Instead of mingling and intermixing at the company picnic, everyone just segregated into little groups of people from their departments. The cells tend to segregate into separate groups following exposure to the radiation.
2. To separate one or more people or things into one or more groups or sections that are discrete or isolated from some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." The teacher segregated me into a group with the other three boys in the class. We'll need to segregate these data points into discrete groups in order to evaluate the effect of the experiment.
3. To separate one or more people or things into some place or thing that is removed or isolated from others within a group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." We need to be careful to segregate any produce showing signs of disease into their own storage containers, lest we risk cross-contaminating the rest of the harvest. The new king began segregating all people who had shown loyalty to the previous ruler into labor camps.
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segregate (someone) from (someone else)

 and segregate (something) from (something else)
to separate someone from someone else or something from something else. I was asked to segregate the swimmers from the nonswimmers. Let's segregate the larger fish from the smaller ones.
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segregate (someone, something, or an animal) into something

to isolate someone, an animal, or something into something or a special place. We segregated the infected people into a separate room. Let's segregate the white pigs into a different pen.
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segregate something from something else Go to segregate someone from someone

See also: else, go, segregate
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As part of the second phase, areas like Jumeirah 1, 2 & 3, Al Safa 1 & 2, Umm Suqeim 1, 2 & 3, Al Manara, Umm Al Seif and Al Barsha 2 & 3 have already received two colour coded green and black bins with clear instructions for residents on how to segregate the waste.
The first step was asking shopping centres and malls to segregate waste at source.
The circular stipulates that it is mandatory for all shopping malls to properly and effectively segregate the recyclable wastes such as plastics, papers, can, glass, metal and wood from the wastes designated for disposal.
The official pointed out that the municipality had started an experimental initiative to segregate recyclable and organic wastes at source by collecting it directly from houses by placing separate waste bins for each item in collaboration with the private sector companies from this March.
Segregation at universities has long been urged by many clerics, but nothing happened until February, when Science Minister Daneshju announced the decision had been made to fully segregate the sexes on campus.
JP Morgan failed to segregate billions of pounds of cash from their own funds over nearly seven years.
Buoyancy differences segregate the nanotubes into homogeneous, horizontal bands.
A 13-year-old scuba diver, firefighter cadet and kung fu student who filed a lawsuit against the Livingston Parish School Board in New Orleans in a first-of-its-kind case over its plans to segregate her middle school by sex won.
The OCL claims that an inquest "would shed light on the higher risk people face when they are housed in congregate-care facilities that segregate them from life in the community.
Schools like Harvey Milk don't exist to segregate LGBT youth.
This link prompted the development of homes for the feeble-minded to segregate them from the broader community.
The European-mandated need to segregate gene-spliced foods will raise production costs and pose a particular disadvantage to products in this competitive market with low profit margins.
Asking your processor to segregate your material from other foundries with approved materials may raise "red flags" and eliminate your foundry by-products from many beneficial use applications.
The decision to segregate inmates without explanation or access to counsel appears to be driven by certain policies which have not been made publicly known," William Goodwin, legal director for the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, wrote in an October 18 letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft.