Detach

Definition of Detach

De`tach´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Detached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Detaching.]
2.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.
v. i.1.To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.
[A vapor] detaching, fold by fold,
From those still heights.
- Tennyson.

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