It is unlikely that this ‘revolution’ in Kiev will sever a centuries-old bond.
They [the regime] try to sever connections between those living outside and those based inside Iran.
A large coalition of Palestinian civil society groups is now calling on Oxfam to sever ties with her “immediately.”
c.1300, from Anglo-French severer, Old French sevrer "to separate" (12c., later in French restricted to "to wean," i.e. "to separare from the mother"), from Vulgar Latin *seperare, from Latin separare "to separate" (see separate (v.)).