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separate

verb [I/T]  /ˈsep·əˌreɪt/ us  
to cause two or more people or things to stop being with or near each other, or to be positioned between two or more things: [T] A six-foot-high wall separates ticket holders from those hoping to get tickets. [T] Fighting broke out between two hockey players, and it took nearly five minutes to separate them. If two married people separate, they stop living together as husband and wife, often as a part of a legal arrangement.
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