Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

disconnect from

disconnect from
1) separate or detach something/someone from something else
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • disconnect from the socket/the world
  • Analysis
     '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)
    1. 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.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. 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.
    2. 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)
    1. 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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