break the connection with

See: disengage
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We intend to revert the pub to its original name to hopefully break the connection with the cycle of new owners, then closure, which the pub has suffered for the last few years.
For to break the connection with Rome is to have broken it with all the bishops in communion with Rome.
The total effect of the "denial of the Galut' was to break the connection with the Jewish past between the last gasp of Jewish independence in the Holy Land, the Bar Kochba revolt in 131-135, and the beginnings of modern Zionism.