What does the word detach mean?

Usage examples for detach

  1. After some effort, I had it and tried to detach the hook, but it would not come out easily. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  2. " I cannot detach it, sir," I answered. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. " You promised," she said, and although her voice was very tender she strove to detach his arm, which was locked about her shoulders. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer