detach detach  /dɪ ˈtætʃ/


  1. (v) cause to become detached or separated; take off
  2. (v) separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
  3. (v) come to be detached




  1. These hairs, called setae, cling fast as the creature pulls up, then gently detach when it's time to take the next step.
  2. Planets detach from stars; stars and planets evaporate from galaxies.
  3. If the legislation falters once again, Biden and Clinton may decide to detach the Brady bill and pass it separately.


  1. Hinton man allegedly fired gun at trooper

    HINTON, W.Va. -- A Hinton man allegedly fired multiple shots at a West Virginia State Police trooper before being hit with return fire on Wednesday. Cpl. J.D. Cooper of the Hinton Detach...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Stride Rite Recalls Girl's Sandals Due to Choking Hazard

    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.(Logo: SummaryName of Product:  "Joanna" Girl's SandalHazard: The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.Remedy ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News


  1. "It's a shame that it happened that way," he said. "But if you look at the situation, it wasn't deliberate. I was trying to get my shoulder there. I think the ref made a decision that only he can answer." "Unless I actually detach my...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Harry Kewell Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Therefore, out of a sense of what is good for the country and in accordance with the proper norms, I think the prime minister must detach himself from the day-to-day running of the government," Barak told a news conference.
    on May 28, 2008 By: Ehud Barak Source: Reuters

  3. "I've been managing that (injury) for over a decade. I've actually shredded the tendon itself so blood can't get in to repair it. There is an operation where they'll detach it for you and clean it up and stick it back on but there's a 10 percent...
    on May 6, 2010 By: Russell Crowe Source: Oneindia

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