1. cause to become detached or separated; take off

- detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it

Definition categories: contact, disconnect

2. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment

- detach a regiment

Definition categories: motion, divide, separate

3. come to be detached

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

Definition categories: contact, divide, part, separate

Sentences with detach as a verb:

- to detach the tag from a newly purchased garment

- to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment