sever ties with

sever ties with (someone or something)

To cease associating, working, or communicating with someone or something. Sarah severed ties with her family when she was only 17. We decided to sever ties with the company after their horse-meat scandal became public knowledge.
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sever ties with someone

Fig. to end a relationship or agreement suddenly or completely. The company severed its ties with the dishonest employee. John has severed all ties with his parents.
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on Tuesday said that the Philippines will not sever ties with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) or any country even after the rights body adopted a resolution by Iceland seeking a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the country.
The International Cricket Council has turned down the BCCI's request to sever ties with countries from which 'terrorism emanates', saying the ICC has no role to play in matters like these.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 3 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday said boycotting any country emanating terror is not in its hands, with reference to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) letter appealing to the international cricket body to sever ties with countries backing terrorism.
Vinod Rai, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told reporters they had sent a letter to the International Cricket Council demanding tough security at the World Cup and for the world body to sever ties with nations linked to terrorism.
Vinod Rai, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told reporters they had sent a letter to the International Cricket Council demanding tough security at the World Cup and for the world body to sever ties with nations linked to terrorism.But he said a decision on boycotting the one-day international would only be made nearer the date and after consulting the government.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he does not expect a decision by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sever ties with Qatar on Monday to have a significant effect on the fight against Daesh terrorist group.
Instagram will then send people who use such apps a warning to change their password to sever ties with these apps, and saying people who continue to use these apps "may see their Instagram experience impacted," the report says.
RAMALLAH, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (WAFA) -- The Higher National Committee, which was entrusted by the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) to follow up with its decision to sever ties with Israel, held its first meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday, a day after the PCC meeting.
Speaking in Belarus after a meeting of the Russian Church's ruling body, Metropolitan Ilarion, a cleric, said the Holy Synod had been left with no choice but to sever ties with the Patriarchate in Istanbul, seat of the global spiritual leader of roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians.
1 / 2 Beauty brands sever ties with Kuwaiti blogger Sondos Al-Qattan over remarks on Filipino maids.
I WOULD like to reply to the lady whose partner can't seem to sever ties with his estranged wife (Dear Coleen, June 1).
Senator Marco Rubio said Tuesday he worried that Paraguay could be the next country to sever ties with Taiwan.
'But promise me first to sever ties with Zardari and hold him accountable,' he asked of the rally participants.
06 : 07 AM - 02/05/2018 Manama, May 2 (BNA): Below are some headlines from Bahrain's newspapers on local events: // HRH Premier: We are proud of Bahraini press honourable achievements // HRH Prime Minister to honour press laureates on Wednesday // Bahrain backs Morocco's decision to sever ties with Iran // Bahrain-India long standing relations hailed // Bahraini and expat workers honoured in Labour Day celebrations // New initiatives aimed at creating job opportunities // Direct flyover to airport proposed by Muharraq Municipal Council // BCCI names new acting chief executive // Online unsafe food allegations denied F.K.N.
KELLEYThe US State Department has suggested that President Donald Trump's recent vulgar comments will not hinder US efforts to persuade African countries to sever ties with North Korea.