Entry Definition
s/he separates it, sorts it (stick-like object)
s/he separates fighters
s/he separates it into pieces, takes it apart
(ai) s/he is separated from spouse, (dual forms) they are separated; (ai & ii) s/he, it is coming apart
s/he tries to separate or break up a married couple by making advances to one of them
s/he separates h/; s/he causes h/ to separate from spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, etc.
it is separate event, it happens separately; it is episode or incident
s/he separates it by cutting
it is separate, is detached, is apart from others; it has been taken apart or disassembled