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distancenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdɪs·təns/
the amount of space between two places or things: [C] The distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles is about 400 miles.at/from a distance At/from a distance means if you are not too near: From a distance, he looks a little like his mother.in the distance In the distance means at or from a point far away: We could see the mountains in the distance.

distanceverb [T]

 us   /ˈdɪs·təns/
If you distance yourself from something, you try to become less involved or connected with it: The candidate distanced himself from the extremists in the party.
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