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v. un·cou·pled, un·cou·pling, un·cou·ples
1. To disconnect: uncouple railroad cars.
2. To set loose or release from a couple.
To come or break loose.

un·cou′pler n.
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The act or process of detaching:
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Some were uncoupling the dogs, whose hoarse, savage bay added not a little to the animation of the scene.
Summary: New Delhi [India], January 26 (ANI): After consciously uncoupling, Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her divorce from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and said he's now "like a brother".
After the trip with Nick to the Bathurst estate, Jessica said: "When Gwyneth and Chris announced that they were consciously uncoupling, I had no idea what they meant.
Nick, 54, said later: "When they said they were consciously uncoupling I had no idea what it meant.
First, she consciously uncoupled from Chris Martin - now Gwyneth Paltrow is consciously uncoupling from her lifestyle website, Goop.
The Freight Transport Association has been instrumental in the drafting of new guidance, published today, on the safe coupling, uncoupling and parking of commercial vehicles and trailers.
Three versions of the uncoupling mat are available.
The early stage of heart failure in obesity is characterized by an overexpression of UCP2 or UCP3 in response to increased FFA and mitochondrial ROS generation and induced mild uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation without affecting ATP level [3].
LOS ANGELES -- Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.
If consciously uncoupling is hard to get one's head round, wags in the North-East have been wondering whether it has anything to do with "unconsciously coupling", which is the sort of thing one might expect to see very late at night in Newcastle's Bigg Market.
Unfortunately, the newly, unattached, celebrity couple attracted just the opposite of what they were aspiring for at the problematic time, because of the uncommon phrase that they used to announce the separation - conscious uncoupling.