separate off

phrasal verb

separated off; separating off; separates off
: to cause (someone or something) to be separate from other people or things
He separated himself off from the crowd.

Examples of separate off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there’s gravitational instability, which is when a blob of debris kind of separates off from the rest of a cloud and eventually gains enough internal gravity that the whole thing just collapses to form the core of a new planet. Jackie Appel, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2023

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“Separate off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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