Definition of "detach" []

  • To separate or unfasten; disconnect: detach a check from the checkbook; detach burs from one's coat. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove from association or union with something: detach a calf from its mother; detached herself from the group. (verb-transitive)
  • To send (troops or ships, for example) on a special mission. (verb-transitive)
  • To disengage and separate or remove, as by pulling; unfasten; disconnect (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To separate (a small unit) from a larger one, esp for a special assignment (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "detach" in a sentence
  • "MMORPG are really fun and so emersive that you can detach from the real world very easily."
  • "Lastly, detach from the outcome to silence the internal judge that tell you you will never get it."
  • "In a second incident, a hardware failure caused the drop-side rail to detach from the crib."