English version

wean somebody off/from something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwean somebody off/from something phrasal verbSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENINGto make someone gradually stop doing something you disapprove of advice on how to wean yourself off nicotine wean→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wean off/from Amanda, of Stevenage, Herts, is now desperately trying to wean Cherie off.I remember thinking that, and may have made a significant advance toward weaning myself away from childish ways and thoughts.Cigarette filters are designed to trap some of the tar and nicotine enabling smokers to wean themselves off cigarettes gradually.He tried hard to wean them away from crime by persuading them to learn a trade instead.The truth is, I needed to wean myself off of boy blood.Comforts and consolations may appear to wean us from the gifts to the Giver.Kirk Fordice, it is a divinely inspired idea to wean families off welfare.However, he may gradually wean himself off without any pushing from you.
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Verb table
wean
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywean
he, she, itweans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyweaned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave weaned
he, she, ithas weaned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad weaned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wean
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have weaned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam weaning
he, she, itis weaning
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you, we, theyare weaning
Past
I, he, she, itwas weaning
you, we, theywere weaning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been weaning
he, she, ithas been weaning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been weaning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be weaning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been weaning
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