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Definition of detach:

  1. 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.
  2. To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.
  3. 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.


discriminate, go over, steal, break away, divert, disjoint, withdraw, break off, appropriate, purloin, assemble, chip, distinguish, abstract, chip off, come away, take away, come off, go off, distract.

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