: to separate especially from a larger mass and usually without violence or damage
Examples of DETACH
- Detach the upper part of the form and return it with your payment.
- During the accident the trailer was detached from the car.
- The brush detaches from the vacuum cleaner for easy cleaning.
- It can be difficult to detach yourself from the chaos of the situation.
- She has been trying to detach herself from an abusive relationship.
Origin of DETACH
from Old French destachier,
de- + -tachier
(as in atachier
First Known Use: 1686
Rhymes with DETACH
, fair catch
, from scratch
, night latch
, oil patch
, slow match
, test match
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