1. [ verb ] cause to become detached or separated; take off

"detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"

Related terms: attach disconnect unhook unbind break detachment
2. [ verb ] (military) military use: separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp. for a special assignment

"detach a regiment"

Related terms: separate detachment
3. [ verb ] come to be detached
Synonyms: come_away come_off

"His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

Related terms: attach separate cut_off fall_off blow_off unsolder separation
Similar spelling:   Deitch