Simple Definition of untangle
: to separate (things that are twisted together) : to remove the twists or knots in (something)
Full Definition of untangle
: to loose from tangles or entanglement : straighten out <untangle a knot> <untangle a mystery>
Examples of untangle
She carefully untangled the child's hair.
He untangled the garden hose.
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UNTANGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of untangle
1 : to remove a tangle from
2 : to straighten out <You need to untangle your money situation.>
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