untangle


un·tan·gle

verb \ˌən-ˈtaŋ-gəl\

: to separate (things that are twisted together) : to remove the twists or knots in (something)

Full Definition of UNTANGLE

transitive verb
:  to loose from tangles or entanglement :  straighten out <untangle a knot> <untangle a mystery>

Examples of UNTANGLE

  1. She carefully untangled the child's hair.
  2. He untangled the garden hose.

First Known Use of UNTANGLE

1550

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