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Definition of Detach


  1. To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
  2. To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
  3. To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.

Detach Quotations

To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.
Henri Nouwen

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Robert Bresson

The reason I keep talking about a wife and saying the word 'wife' on stage is because it seems a funny word to me. The more you say it, the more it seems to detach from that person and become this sort of abstract thing: that you would set out to find a wife, that it would be an objective like buying a new car.
Stephen Merchant

I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.
Angelina Jolie

I have to detach myself completely from aspirations. I hardly ever listen to music anymore because it arouses all of this yearning in me.
Laura Hillenbrand
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Detach Translations

detach in Italian is sciogliere
detach in Latin is abduco, abiungo, evolvo
detach in Norwegian is ta av, kople fra
detach in Spanish is solucionar, prescindir, destacar

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