• (RP, America) IPA: /dɪˈtætʃ/
  • (Australia) IPA: /dəˈtætʃ/

detach (detaches, present participle detaching; past and past participle detached)

  1. (transitive) To take apart from; to take off.
    to detach the tag from a newly purchased garment
  2. (transitive, military) To separate for a special object or use.
    to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment
  3. (intransitive) To come off something.
    Now that the zipper has detached, my winter coat won't keep me very warm.
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