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English definition of “separate”

separate

verb (MOVE APART)    /ˈsep.ər.eɪt/ US  /-ə.reɪt/
B2 [I or T] to make people move apart or into different places , or to move apart : At school they always tried to separate Jane and me because we were troublemakers . Somehow , in the rush to get out of the building , I got separated from my mother . Perhaps we should separate now and meet up later .Isolating and separating
(Definition of separate verb (MOVE APART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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