Meaning of DETACH in English

DETACH

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a detached garage (= not joined to a house )

The house benefits from a large detached garage.

detached especially BrE (= not joined to another house )

It is a modern detached property with five bedrooms.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

more

Her comments were considered especially important since, not being quite so involved with the work, they were perhaps more detached .

They are bigger, richer, greedier, more detached now.

■ NOUN

group

After a few minutes one of the men detached himself from the group and walked after Fred at a smart pace.

Men, women and babies are detached in small groups or bunched together in fantastic clusters, gesticulating madly.

The Station Chief detached himself from the group .

The mood somber on the grassy knolls, I stood, feeling like an observer, detached from the group , defeated.

After a while Harbury and Linda detached themselves from a group and carried their drinks over to join Rain.

Two vaguely serpentine exters detached themselves from the group .

semi

We parked in a pleasant street, lined with trees and filled with detached and semi-detached suburban villas.

■ VERB

become

Rattles develop and pieces of trim become detached .

Cooley does not become defensive and detached .

His fingers became fat maggots and detached themselves from his doughnut hands.

All my resolve during my walks along the Seine to become detached from my family vanished in an instant.

But power, by the minute, is becoming detached from the public support that gives it meaning.

A regimental musician who had become detached from his unit, he followed in the wake of the attack as a spectator.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Please detach the last section of this form, fill it in, and return it to us.

The control unit can be detached from the base.

The tires on the toy cars may detach and become a hazard to small children.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Death, with which they lived so intimately, could not be detached from their lives as an object of contemplation.

Eventually, if the body lay undisturbed for long enough, the skin might even detach itself from the body.

Health care needs to be detached from them and funded from general taxes.

Men, women and babies are detached in small groups or bunched together in fantastic clusters, gesticulating madly.

Now fill in the application form on pages 3 and 4 and detach these Notes.

She fiddled around for a while, and cursed and muttered before she managed to get one detached.

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