[ US /ˈdɪˌtætʃ, diˈtætʃ/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈæt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. come to be detached
    His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery
  2. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
    detach a regiment
  3. cause to become detached or separated; take off
    detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it
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How To Use detach In A Sentence

  • The house was a semi-detached with a couple of children playing in the front lawn and his son was just arriving home from his days work.
  • One of our current projects is to convert a couple of bungalows in south London into a five-bedroom detached property. Times, Sunday Times
  • This done the tournette is set into motion, and when the film is equalized, which is done in a moment, the plate is detached, placed on a leveled stand and slowly dried with the spirit lamp. Photographic Reproduction Processes
  • One might be optimistic and say that, given it's their job to judge a book by the words on the page rather than by the stushie surrounding it, one can expect them to be more concentrated in the category of detached shruggers; one can expect a higher standard of scrutiny, surely. Hype Hype Hoorah!
  • These new forces have synchronized with the conscious policy of a certain sector of Canadian opinion which has persistently sought to detach us from that quarter of the world's orbit and the world's people comprised in the British federacy. Whither Canada
  • To date, American Suzuki has received two reports of flame arrester screens detaching from the mounting ring. Product Recalls For The Week of July 3-10, 2010 | myFiveBest
  • The detached house is still the dream. Times, Sunday Times
  • His other key weakness is his inability to detach himself from his players and put them under pressure.
  • And it is in the elicitory processes of both personal attachment and detachment wherein social agency lies.
  • But you don't pay the bill for your semi-detached on your Barclaycard.
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