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.”
Then he begins tentatively spelling out a plan to sever the immigration-reform movement from the Democrats.
Would it sever a future Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem from its West Bank hinterland?
It needs immense courage to sever a marriage if you have time to think what you are doing.
If you sever a number of these cords, you alter the entire drape of the curtain.
These elements will continue to increase in volume and power, till they sever a union offensive to God and oppressive to man.
Elizabeth I have put away––death could not sever us more effectually.
It is in fact rather the lower gorges than the crests of the hills which sever the different districts.
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.)).