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distance yourself from sth

verb uk phrasal verb with distance   /ˈdɪs.təns/ us  
to become or seem less involved or connected with something: The leader has recently distanced himself from the extremists in the party.
Translations of “distance yourself from sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏遠與…的距離,不接近…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏远与…的距离,不接近…
(Definition of distance yourself from sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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