detach


detach
01. The arms of this toy robot can be [detached], and replaced with wings or various tools.
02. Roman statues were made with [detachable] heads so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
03. [Detach] the pink copy of the form, and keep it for your records.
04. If you try to grab a lizard's tail, it will [detach], and the lizard will get away.
05. The young girl seemed somewhat [detached] from her family.
06. Doctors need to [detach] themselves from their work somewhat, so as to not be too upset by the death of a patient.
07. Please [detach] along the dotted line.
08. The young boy [detached] himself from the crowd at the hot dog stand, and wandered off down the beach.
09. Meditating has allowed him to feel a sense of [detachment] from the problems and stresses of life.
10. A [detachment] of soldiers was sent to the area to investigate.
11. The quality of emotional relationships within families ranges from the highly positive to the highly negative, though [detachment] also occurs.
12. A higher proportion of Americans live in their own single, [detached] houses than do Canadians.
13. The general sent a cavalry [detachment] to the Indian camp.
14. The sculpture of a head [detached] from the body is the most characteristic type of portrait of ancient Rome.
15. The ground forces were accompanied by a [detachment] of helicopter gun ships.
16. Robert Bresson once observed that an old thing becomes new if you [detach] it from what usually surrounds it.
17. Meister Eckhart once suggested that he who would be serene and pure needs but one thing; [detachment].
18. Mao Zedong claimed that there is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is [detached] from or independent of politics.
19. Mahatma Gandhi once said, "All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot [detach] myself from the wickedest soul."
20. The Greek philosopher Epicurus taught that the greatest good was pleasure attained by tranquillity and [detachment].
21. Robert May once suggested that males more often operate in a [detached] and isolated fashion.
22. The Sikh religion teaches that the way to true yoga is found by dwelling in God, and remaining [detached] in the midst of worldly attachments.

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  • Detach — De*tach , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detaching}.] [F. d[ e]tacher (cf. It. distaccare, staccare); pref. d[ e] (L. dis) + the root found also in E. attach. See {Attach}, and cf. {Staccato}.] 1. To part; to separate or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detach — detach, disengage, abstract mean to remove one thing from another with which it is in union or association. One detaches something when one breaks a literal or figurative connection, tie, or bond and thereby isolates it or makes it independent… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • detach — UK US /dɪˈtætʃ/ verb [T] ► to separate or remove something from something else that it is joined to: detach sth from sth »Detach the reply slip from this letter and return it to the above address. → Compare ATTACH(Cf. ↑attach) …   Financial and business terms

  • detach — 1680s, from Fr. détacher to detach, untie, from O.Fr. destachier, from des apart + attachier attach (see ATTACH (Cf. attach)). Related: Detached; detaching …   Etymology dictionary

  • detach — ► VERB 1) disengage (something) and remove it. 2) (detach oneself from) leave or distance oneself from (a group or situation). 3) (be detached) Military be sent on a separate mission. DERIVATIVES detachability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Detach — De*tach , v. i. To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage. [1913 Webster] [A vapor] detaching, fold by fold, From those still heights. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detach — I verb break off, cleave, disconnect, disengage, disentangle, disiungere, disjoin, dispart, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, remove, seiungere, separare, separate, sever, split, uncouple, unfasten, unlink, unplug, unstick… …   Law dictionary

  • detach — [v] disconnect, cut off abstract, disaffiliate, disassemble, disassociate, disengage, disentangle, disjoin, dismount, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, free, isolate, loose, loosen, part, remove, segregate, separate, sever, sunder, take… …   New thesaurus

  • detach — [dē tach′, ditach′] vt. [Fr détacher < OFr detachier, destachier < de , DE + estachier, to ATTACH] 1. to unfasten or separate and remove; disconnect; disengage 2. to send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission detachability n.… …   English World dictionary

  • detach — [[t]dɪtæ̱tʃ[/t]] detaches, detaching, detached 1) V ERG If you detach one thing from another that it is fixed to, you remove it. If one thing detaches from another, it becomes separated from it. [FORMAL] [V n] Detach the white part of the… …   English dictionary