Detach De*tach", v. i. To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage. [1913 Webster]

[A vapor] detaching, fold by fold, From those still heights. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Detach — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detach — detach, disengage, abstract mean to remove one thing from another with which it is in union or association. One detaches something when one breaks a literal or figurative connection, tie, or bond and thereby isolates it or makes it independent… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • detach — UK US /dɪˈtætʃ/ verb [T] ► to separate or remove something from something else that it is joined to: detach sth from sth »Detach the reply slip from this letter and return it to the above address. → Compare ATTACH(Cf. ↑attach) …   Financial and business terms

  • detach — 1680s, from Fr. détacher to detach, untie, from O.Fr. destachier, from des apart + attachier attach (see ATTACH (Cf. attach)). Related: Detached; detaching …   Etymology dictionary

  • detach — ► VERB 1) disengage (something) and remove it. 2) (detach oneself from) leave or distance oneself from (a group or situation). 3) (be detached) Military be sent on a separate mission. DERIVATIVES detachability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • detach — I verb break off, cleave, disconnect, disengage, disentangle, disiungere, disjoin, dispart, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, remove, seiungere, separare, separate, sever, split, uncouple, unfasten, unlink, unplug, unstick… …   Law dictionary

  • detach — [v] disconnect, cut off abstract, disaffiliate, disassemble, disassociate, disengage, disentangle, disjoin, dismount, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, free, isolate, loose, loosen, part, remove, segregate, separate, sever, sunder, take… …   New thesaurus

  • detach — [dē tach′, ditach′] vt. [Fr détacher < OFr detachier, destachier < de , DE + estachier, to ATTACH] 1. to unfasten or separate and remove; disconnect; disengage 2. to send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission detachability n.… …   English World dictionary

  • detach — [[t]dɪtæ̱tʃ[/t]] detaches, detaching, detached 1) V ERG If you detach one thing from another that it is fixed to, you remove it. If one thing detaches from another, it becomes separated from it. [FORMAL] [V n] Detach the white part of the… …   English dictionary

  • detach — 01. The arms of this toy robot can be [detached], and replaced with wings or various tools. 02. Roman statues were made with [detachable] heads so that one head could be removed and replaced by another. 03. [Detach] the pink copy of the form, and …   Grammatical examples in English

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