AskDefine | Define detach

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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. to take apart from; to take off


Derived terms


to take apart or take off
  • Croatian: odspojiti
  • French: détacher
  • Ido: des-ligar, detachar (military).

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