Definition and Meanings for detach

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Part of Speech of detach

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of detach

f. d (cf. it. distaccare, staccare); pref. d (l. dis) + the root found also in e. attach. see attach, and cf. staccato

Meaning of detach


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
  • to separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.

as intransitive verb

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