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Definition of "detach" [de•tach]

  • 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)

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.

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."