detach

If you separate one thing from another, you are detaching it. As a newborn baby, you became familiar with this concept as soon as your umbilical cord was cut!

You can use the word detach to talk about physically pulling two things apart. For example, when your shirt comes back from the dry cleaner missing a few buttons, it’s safe to assume they got detached during the cleaning process. This word is easy to remember when you consider its antonym attach. Once you have attached that election pin to your lapel, you better detach it when your candidate loses!

Definitions of detach
1

v cause to become detached or separated; take off

detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it”
Antonyms:
attach
cause to be attached
Types:
break, break off, snap off
break a piece from a whole
unbind
untie or unfasten
unhook
take off a hook
Type of:
disconnect
make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

v come to be detached

“His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery”
Synonyms:
come away, come off
Antonyms:
attach
become attached
Types:
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blow off
come off due to an explosion or other strong force
chop off, cut off, lop off
remove by or as if by cutting
unsolder
remove the soldering from
fall off
come off
abscise
remove or separate by abscission
roach
cut the mane off (a horse)
Type of:
divide, part, separate
come apart

v separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment

detach a regiment”
Type of:
divide, separate
make a division or separation

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