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Overview of verb detach

The verb detach has 3 senses

  • detach -- (cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it")

  • detach -- (separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment")

  • detach, come off, come away -- (come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery")

Overview of adj detached

The adj detached has 6 senses

  • degage, detached, uninvolved -- (showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander")

  • detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")

  • detached, separated -- (no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases")

  • detached -- (used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage")

  • detached, unaffectionate, uncaring -- (lacking affection or warm feeling; "an uncaring person")

  • detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")