un·rav·el verb \ˌən-ˈra-vəl\
: to cause the separate threads of something to come apart
: to find the correct explanation for (something that is difficult to understand)
: to fail or begin to fail
a : to disengage or separate the threads of : disentangle
b : to cause to come apart by or as if by separating the threads of
: to resolve the intricacy, complexity, or obscurity of : clear up <unravel a mystery>
Examples of UNRAVEL
- Scientists are still unraveling the secrets of DNA.
- Their plans unraveled when she lost her job.
- His frequent absences from home caused his marriage to unravel.
- I feel like my life is unraveling.
First Known Use of UNRAVEL
Related to UNRAVEL
- disentangle, ravel (out), unbraid, unlay, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist, unweave
- entangle, snarl, tangle
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