Definition of attached in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈtaCHt/


1Joined, fastened, or connected to something: please complete the attached form a ground-floor bedroom with a bathroom attached
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  • Although the report was headlined as showing a ‘major explosion’ in racist sentiment, the attached documentation told a rather different story.
  • Due to public demand for the scheme, it has now been decided to collect textiles every week with recyclable materials once they are packed separately in clear plastic bags with a sticker attached.
  • A cheque for £85 is attached, to cover repairs.
2Full of affection or fondness: during his visit, Mark became increasingly attached to Tara
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  • In other words, women often get attached before their cognitive machinery is up and running at full throttle.
  • How reliably and lovingly caregivers behave determines how securely attached children become.
  • It's weird how attached you can get to an inanimate collection of metal and plastic, isn't it?
fond of, devoted to
informal mad about, crazy about
2.1Married or having an established romantic or sexual partner; not single: she’s cute—is she attached?
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  • I already said she is attached, why are you still so persistent in wanting her number?
  • When asked if things will be different now as he is attached, he sniggered: "I can still fall in love easily!"
  • A forthright girl tells me she hates married men who sleep around without telling their "victims" they are attached.
3 (attached to) (Of a person) appointed to an organization or group for special or temporary duties: he was attached to military intelligence
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  • While he was attached as medical officer to a mounted infantry brigade, a party came under heavy fire by the Boer.
  • From there he went to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at La Jolla, southern California, to which he was attached for the rest of his life.
  • He was attached as a mechanic to the artillery division of the 1st U.S. Cavalry in Iraq.
3.1(Of an organization or body) affiliated to another larger organization or body: a public relations agency attached to the university

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Syllabification: at·tached

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