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English verb: detach

1. detach (contact) cause to become detached or separated; take off


SamplesDetach the skin from the chicken before you eat it.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)disconnect


Narrower (hyponym)break, break off, snap off, unbind, unhook


Antonymsattach

2. detach (motion) separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment


SamplesDetach a regiment.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)divide, separate


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. detach (contact) come to be detached


SamplesHis retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery.


Synonymscome away, come off


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate


Narrower (hyponym)blow off, chop off, cut off, fall off, lop off, unsolder


Antonymsattach









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