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English definition of “distance yourself from sth”

distance yourself from sth

phrasal verb with distance     /ˈdɪs.təns/ verb
to become or seem less involved or connected with something: The leader has recently distanced himself from the extremists in the party .Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone
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