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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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Students and residents of Trashiyangtse town were taught the importance of segregating waste.
FDR to Spur no-2 of New Segregating Embankment on the right bank of river Teesta in PS &Dist-Jalpaiguri.
Lita, a resident of Al Mizhar 1, said: "They explained the benefits of segregating waste and we are following their tips.
JP Morgan alerted the FSA after discovering last July that their UK arm JP Morgan Securities had not been segregating client money held overnight by their futures and options business since late 2002.
In Southern state education systems, the segregating institutions were the constitutional conventions, legislatures and governing boards that established and enforced "separate-but-equal" schools.
Schools are segregating," Harvard researcher Erica Frankenberg told JS.
Direct attention to Chief Justice Warren's observation that segregating black children "generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community.
The appeals court held that the detainee's affidavit that stated he personally observed the county jail's practices of segregating inmates by race, placing gang members with non-gang members, not segregating inmates who feel threatened, and not intervening to stop inmate-on-inmate violence in cell blocks occupied predominantly by non-white inmates, was insufficient to show that the county had either a widespread practice of allowing jail inmates to fight or segregating them by race.
Segregating LBGTQ kids is not the proper response to societal ignorance.
Segregating education along religious lines does no one any good, as residents of Northern Ireland are finally starting to figure out.
Most foundries handle their material totally differently as compared to 20 years ago by segregating materials by waste stream prior to shipment.
You do this by utilizing cost segregation techniques -- that is segregating the various building costs into separate categories as defined by the IRS.
As the backcrossing progressed, families were obtained that were segregating for only one IT.