become detached

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A vulgar flaring paper adorned the walls, but it was blotched in places with mildew, and here and there great strips had become detached and hung down, exposing the yellow plaster beneath.
It appeared the footrail had become detached from the Hero ride, while they waited in a queue to go on the ride.
25am into a 17 knot wind to assist a boat that had become detached from her mooring near Port Dinorwic.
His sail had become detached from his board and he was helpless in the choppy waters.
To quote Adita Chakrobarty quoting Gramsci in today's Guardian, "At a certain point in their historical lives, social classes become detached from their traditional parties.
A spokesman said: "Due to the high winds last week, one of our buoys from the River Mersey did become detached and washed ashore at Formby.
Hazard: The nut securing the television to the main arm assembly can loosen causing the attached television to become detached from the arm assembly, posing an impact hazard.
The man was using the application non-stop and after experiencing flashes had to undergo medical emergency treatment when his left retina had become detached.
Mitsubishi is recalling the vehicles because an air intake could become detached and fall on the heated engine, starting a fire.
Exhaust fumes from a generator, whose improvised exhaust and silencer system had become detached, had spread into the cabin where Kelly Webster, 36, and daughter Laura Thornton, on an Easter boating holiday, were asleep.
Leaders do become detached yet the speed at which Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg have lost touch is astonishing.
He acknowledges that the banking industry had "come down to earth with a bump" from the boom times and that it had become detached from society.