Detaches means to separate or to break away. When you detach a piece of paper from a document, you are breaking the connection between the two.

  • The child detached the toy from the string without breaking the connection.

  • The soldiers detached the bomb from the truck without injuring anyone.

Definition of detaches


come to be detached


come away, come off


cause to become detached or separated; take off


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

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Example Sentences for detaches

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    At the top of the hill is a military detach.

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    The officer forgot the detachment of the file.

  • 3

    It is practically detached from the rest of the city.

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    It speaks of the Yoga of equanimity, a detached outlook.

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    Pneumatic Detach are purveyors of the theory of pureness.

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    A detachment of gendarmes showed us the body.

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    A forlorn hope was formed by a small detachment.

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    The base is home to the 128 Squadron Detachment.

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    The curtain was a sparse and heterogeneous set of detachments.

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    The gravid segments detach and are passed in the feces.