Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) separate or detach something/someone from something else
How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
disconnect from the socket/the world
'To disconnect' can be used to describe a literal or figurative separation of people or objects. You can disconnect objects from each other, such as disconnecting an electrical input or disconnecting a microphone from a PA system. You can 'disconnect from a wi-fi or Bluetooth connection'. A 'disconnection' can be something figurative. To 'disconnect from work' or 'disconnect from reality', for example, describes a way of detaching or releasing the hold or control something has over you. This phrase is popular to describe separating electrical or mechanical elements from each other or taking a break from something stressful. It is used in technical and scientific environments as well as social ones.
Social Examples (Basic)
Once Robert had finished in the library, he turned off his laptop and then disconnected the plug from the socket before packing it into his bag.
It's a good idea to disconnect your computer in the event of a thunderstorm due to the risk of a power surge.
Social Examples (Advance)
Helen loves to take long walks by the sea in the evenings to help disconnect from the stress of her high-powered job. It is her favourite way to unwind.
Meditation is an excellent way to disconnect from the world for a short time. I have been doing it for years now and it really helps me to just live in the moment.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Okay, everyone. You've all been working so hard, so I think we should have a little party and disconnect from work for a few hours.
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