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depart from sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with depart   /dɪˈpɑːt/ us    /-ˈpɑːrt/ formal
to be different from the usual or expected way of doing or thinking about something: I see no reason for us to depart from our usual practice. At this point in the speech, the minister departed from his prepared text.
Translations of “depart from sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 脫離,背離,偏離…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脱离,背离,偏离…
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