What is the opposite of join?

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Opposite of to connect or bring into contact
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“You will need a pipe wrench to disconnect the chrome fittings between the garbage disposal or the sink and the P-trap.”
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Opposite of to combine together to form one substance or mass
“Since soap and detergents are salts, they separate into their component ions in a solution of water.”
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Opposite of to take part in
“If residents strengthen the city's identity, they will be ready one day to leave the mainland and form a city-state akin to Singapore.”
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Opposite of to become linked or connected to
“The stern is beginning to split from the aft part of the wreck and is falling to starboard.”
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Opposite of to join or collaborate with others to achieve a goal
“The group would eventually split over conflicting political philosophies.”
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Opposite of to join or connect securely together
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Opposite of to join or unite (one thing to another)
“You can remove the cable from the device once it has been fully charged.”
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Opposite of to join together via a locking action or mechanism
“I see my aunt spread her fingers and point them, root-like, at the ground, and the wisps begin to rise around her feet.”
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Opposite of to put together using parts or materials
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(in an activity) Opposite of to take part or involve oneself
“Consumers can boycott retail establishments that have poor safety records or that clearly lack safeguards to prevent harm.”
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Opposite of to become involved or associated with
“He would leave politics after realizing that he was a rather unpopular figure.”
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Opposite of to enroll, or be enrolled, as a member of a body, especially of a college or university
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Opposite of to enroll or register for
“I had to withdraw from the competition due to illness.”
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(usually anatomy) Opposite of to form a joint or connect by joints
“That is the kind of cat-walk where you're constantly worried she might dislocate her hip joints.”
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Opposite of grace with your presence
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Opposite of to be of the same opinion
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Opposite of sign up for responsibility
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Opposite of to become a member of an organization
“The only way to prevent this would be to secede from the Union.”
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Opposite of a point at which parts of a structure are joined
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Opposite of a line where two pieces of fabric are sewn together in a garment or other article
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Opposite of a fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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