verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Break the connection between (something) and something else.

    ‘the possibility of delinking from the international economic system’
    • ‘Whereas economic liberals argue in favor of world market integration in order to promote development, and dependency theorists argue for delinking, mercantilists suggest a middle road.’
    • ‘Can we continue to delink economics and geopolitical interests on the part of this country?’
    • ‘In the 1970s, the US delinked the dollar from the gold standard to pay for the massive cost of the Vietnam War.’
    • ‘One wonders how far the military itself is delinked from its old geopolitics to allow projections of conflict to be replaced by projections of economic profit.’
    • ‘Just as surrogacy delinks the genetic and the gestational mother, so embryo-freezing disconnects conception and gestation.’
    • ‘It cannot really be delinked because for the U.S. this is an important issue.’
    • ‘He complains that since Punjabi was delinked from Gurmukhi script, it has been reduced to a ‘boli’ (spoken language) in Pakistan.’
    • ‘The city's ancestry can never be delinked from Britain.’
    • ‘I wasn't delinking the blog, but the man, so to speak.’
    • ‘In the meantime, I'm delinking the archives and readying this place for a new look.’
    • ‘Health insurance would be delinked from employment, and people would freely choose what sort of insurance they wanted and use the Health Savings Accounts to pay the out-of-pocket costs.’
    • ‘Some would argue that this is an expression of an inexorable trend: the inherent tendency of silicon capitalism to delink the growth of production from that of employment.’
    • ‘It has asked the government to delink its pay scales from those of the Central Bank.’
    • ‘By delinking the dollar from the gold standard and effectively devaluing it, the Nixon Administration hoped to steal a march on its rivals.’
    • ‘This approach also delinks the installation of storage from the provisioning of storage, allowing for all storage to be installed and made accessible to the network storage controller.’
    • ‘Thus there is no way of eliminating underdevelopment at the periphery apart from delinking from capitalism.’
    • ‘It is impossible and unnecessary to delink the council from politics.’
    • ‘An alternative notion sees development as creating new paths, breaking old molds, and perhaps delinking from particular alliances or organizations.’
    • ‘It delinks behavior from older terminology bracketing both structure and process.’
    • ‘Here's another instance of economics being delinked from political developments.’
    dissociate, divorce, alienate, separate, segregate, isolate, cut off, delink
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Pronunciation:

delink

/diːˈlɪŋk/