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verb detach pronunciation in British English /dɪˈtætʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledetaching
past tensedetached
past participledetached
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to remove a part from something
    A leaf detached itself and fell to the ground.
    detach something from something: Two soldiers were struggling to detach the machine gun from its mount.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become removed from something
      The hood fastens to the collar with studs and detaches easily.



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