separate out

phrasal verb

separated out; separating out; separates out
: to remove (someone or something) from a group
Before you put out the trash, you have to separate out the bottles and cans.
Most schools separate out children with learning problems.

Examples of separate out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Announcing the group draw first, then the schedule is a smart way to separate out these games from the rest. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 The industry has developed ways to separate out different components of that wastewater, similar to how the general population sort recycling, says Prakash Govindan, cofounder and COO of Gradiant. Rebecca Heilweil, WIRED, 19 July 2023 There are two internal shoe pockets to separate out a pair of heels inside the main compartment. Molly Harris, Travel + Leisure, 29 June 2023 How much of the architecture can be separated out onto chiplets? IEEE Spectrum, 27 June 2023 Lastly, have a few hair ties or clips on hand to separate out sections, as well as a brush. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 5 June 2023 Gel electrophoresis uses an electrical field to separate out the molecules of DNA and the florescent stain in the gel allows the results to be viewed under a black light. Kendra MacK, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2023 Conditions and forces vary from period to period, so separating out a currency's loss of value requires subjective analysis. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 15 July 2023 But new supplies have become available; mines opened in Indonesia, and other miners started separating out what was left in tailings piles. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 5 July 2023 See More

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“Separate out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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