Attach and Detach


Attach verb - To cause (something) to hold to another.
Usage example: you can attach the buttons to the puppet with fabric glue

Detach is an antonym for attach in topics: affix, attribute, join, socially join.


Detach verb - Cause to become detached or separated; take off.
Usage example: detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it

Attach is an antonym for detach in topics: separate, disconnect.

Nearby Words: detached, detachment, detaching, detachable, detacher

Common collocations

soul attach soul detach soul
arm attach arm detach arm
stock attach stock detach stock
parts attach parts detach parts
Other words: hand, scope, head, tube, blade, car, card, arms, legs, wings, skull, weapons, guns, ships, blades.

Both words in one sentence

  • Artificial Limbs Quite a realistic take on it as well, as it's strapped to her shoulder and she can attach or detach it as the situation calls for it.
  • Video Game / Kerbal Space Program Even weirder if you use a mod like Kerbal attachment system, that allows you to detach/attach parts in flight.
  • Losing Your Head Oswald the Lucky Rabbit demonstrated the ability to attach and detach his head at will, with no justification other than the Rule of Funny.
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