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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: détacher, from Old French destachier, from atachier 'to attach'

detach

verb
     
de‧tach
1 [intransitive and transitive] if you detach something, or if it detaches, it becomes separated from the thing it was attached to [≠ attach]
detach something from something
You can detach the hood from the jacket.
Please detach and fill out the application form.
2

detach yourself from somebody/something

to try to be less involved in or less concerned about a situation:
Doctors have to detach themselves from their feelings.

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