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separate

verb
 
 
/ˈsepəreɪt/
DIVIDE [I, T] B2 to divide into parts, or to make something divide into parts: I separated the class into three groups.Separating and dividing
MOVE APART [I, T] B2 to move apart, or to make people move apart: I shall separate you two if you don't stop talking.Separating and dividing
HUSBAND/WIFE [I] B2 to start to live in a different place from your husband or wife because the relationship has ended: My parents separated when I was four.Separating and dividingEnding relationships and divorce
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