sever ties with (someone or something)

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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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"Brexiteers" in May's party oppose the deal because they believe it does not go far enough in severing ties with Brussels, while "Remainers" want closer ties with the EU, like Norway or Switzerland.
These countries set out 13 conditions for resuming relations one of which was severing ties with Iran.
PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat had said on Tuesday that the process of severing ties with Israel will be gradual.
Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani expressed support for the Kingdom of Morocco's declaration severing ties with Iran, and condemnation of the Iranian interventions in the internal affairs of the sisterly Kingdom of Morocco, as Iranian regime provided support and training for the so-called Polisario members through Hezbollah's terrorist militias, aiming at destabilizing the security and stability of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday reiterated the fact that the severing ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was down to the 'injustice' dealt to the state by the Centre.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of Abdul Majeed Parveen Raqam Youth Calligraphy Competition, he said severing ties with heritage leads to lagging behind among comity of nations.
The Arab countries listed 13 demands to be met by Qatar, including severing ties with terrorist groups, closing down the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite channel, downgrading ties with arch-rival Iran and the closure of the Turkish air base in Qatar.
20 (BNA): The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) has confirmed that it had not issued any instruction to financial and exchange institutions operating in the Kingdom calling for suspension of dealing in Qatari Riyal since severing ties with Qatar on June 5.
"Severing ties with Qatar will act as a drag on tourism spending, especially for Saudi Arabia," Euromonitor said.
At the global level, the price was down due to fears generating from Saudi Arabia severing ties with Qatar.
In the case of his statement of severing ties with the US, Abella said there were no 'official moves' yet to sever ties with the superpower nation.
Guyana's central bank governor, Dr Gobind Ganga, has confirmed that the US bank would be severing ties with local banks as early as next month.
Saudi Arabia announced Monday it was severing ties with Iran following an attack on its embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran Saturday during protests against the execution of a Shiite cleric. Since then, Sudan, Bahrain, Djibouti and Somalia have followed suit. The Somali government last Wednesday condemned the attack on the Saudi Embassy, saying the incident "breaks the international treaty on diplomatic relations signed in Vienna in 1961," according to  (http://shabellenews.com/?p=21918) Shabelle Media Network  in Mogadishu.
GRAHAM McConnell is targeting a return to Irish League football after severing ties with Wellington Rec a few weeks ago.
Summary: The Nusra Front has said it was severing ties with a rebel group in Raqqa province because it failed to abide by the Al-Qaeda affiliate's religious doctrine.