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Meaning of DETACH

Pronunciation:  di'tach

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"
  2. [v]  come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
  3. [v]  military use: separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp. for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"

DETACH is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: come away, come off
 Antonyms: attach
 See Also: blow off, break, break off, chop off, cut off, disconnect, divide, divide, fall off, lop off, part, separate, separate, snap off, unbind, unhook, unsolder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detached}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Detaching}.] [F. d['e]tacher (cf. It. distaccare,
    staccare); pref. d['e] (L. dis) + the root found also in E.
    attach. See {Attach}, and cf. {Staccato}.]
    1. To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the
       opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous
       root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or
       from a party.
    2. To separate for a special object or use; -- used
       especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from
       a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
    Syn: To separate; disunite; disengage; sever; disjoin;
         withdraw; draw off. See {Detail}.
  2. \De*tach"\, v. i.
    To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to
          [A vapor] detaching, fold by fold, From those still
          heights.                                 --Tennyson.
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