HyperDic: detach

English > 3 senses of the word detach:
VERBcontactdetachcause to become detached or separated
motiondetachseparate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
contactdetach, come off, come awaycome to be detached
detach > pronunciation
Soundsdihtae'ch; diytae'ch
Rhymesattach ... thatch / Thatch: 16 rhymes with aech...
English > detach: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to become detached or separated; take off.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"
Narrowerbreak, break off, snap offbreak a piece from a whole
unbinduntie or unfasten
unhookTake off a hook
Broaderdisconnectmake disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
OppositeattachCause to be attached
Spanishdesacoplar, despegar, desvincular, separar
Catalandesenganxar, desvincular, separar
Nounsdetachmentthe act of releasing from an attachment or connection
English > detach: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningseparate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"detach a regiment"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderseparate, dividemake a division or separation
Nounsdetachmenta small unit of troops of special composition
English > detach: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCome to be detached.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
Synonymscome off, come away
Narrowerblow offcome off due to an explosion or other strong force
cut off, chop off, lop offRemove by or as if by cutting
fall offcome off
unsolderRemove the soldering from
Broaderseparate, divide, partcome apart
OppositeattachBecome attached
Spanishapartar, desatar, desfijar, desligar, despegar, desunir, separar
Catalanallunyar, apartar, desenganxar, deslligar, desunir, separar
Nounsdetachmentcoming apart

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