Definition of attached in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈtatʃt/


1Joined, fastened, or connected to something: please complete the attached form a ground floor bedroom with a toilet 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 the journey 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, full of regard for, full of admiration for;
affectionate towards, tender towards, caring towards
informal mad about, crazy about, nuts 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) Appointed to (an organization) 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) affiliated to (a larger organization): a science policy agency attached to the Council of Ministers

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