To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.
- To set or keep apart; divide or separate.
- To cut off (a part) from a whole.
- To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve. See Synonyms at separate.
- To become cut or broken apart.
- To become separated or divided from each other.