detach

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detach(
di
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tahch
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to separate)
a. separar
To detach the metal piece from the magnet, you only need a stronger magnet.Para separar la pieza de metal del imán, solo se necesita un imán más fuerte.
b. quitar
Lisa entered the enclosure with her dog and detached the leash.Lisa entró en el recinto cerrado con su perro y le quitó la correa.
c. despegar
We must remember to detach all the stickers on the fridge before we move.Tenemos que acordarnos de despegar todas las pegatinas de la nevera antes de mudarnos.
2. (to move away from; used with "from")
a. separarse de
Two sheep had detached themselves from the flock.Dos ovejas se habían separado del rebaño.
3. (to distance oneself from; used with "from")
a. distanciarse de
Diana chose to detach herself from her past and focus on her future.Diana decidió distanciarse de su pasado y centrarse en su futuro.
4. (military)
a. destacar
Two weeks after the beginning of the war, our battalion was detached for the mountains.Dos semanas después del comienzo de la guerra, nuestro batallón fue destacado en las montañas.
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detach
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. separar
to detach oneself from somethingdistanciarse de algo
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detach [dɪˈtætʃ]
transitive verb
(separate) separar;from de; (unstick) despegar; (Mil) destacar
to detach o.s. from a group separarse de un grupo; to detach o.s. from a situation distanciarse de una situación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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