detach

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈtætʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈtætʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di tach)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•tach /dɪˈtætʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to unfasten and separate;
    disconnect:Detach the trailer from the car.
  2. Militaryto send (a regiment, vehicle, etc.) on a special mission:A plane was detached to search for survivors.
de•tach•a•ble, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•tach  (di tach),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to unfasten and separate;
    disengage;
    disunite.
  2. Militaryto send away (a regiment, ship, etc.) on a special mission.
de•tacha•ble, adj. 
de•tach′a•bili•ty, n. 
de•tacha•bly, adv. 
de•tacher, n. 
  • Middle French détacher, Old French destachier; see dis-1, attach
  • 1470–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
detach /dɪˈtætʃ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to disengage and separate or remove, as by pulling; unfasten; disconnect
  2. to separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp for a special assignment
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French destachier, from des- dis-1 + attachier to attach
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