verb un·tie \-ˈtī\

: to undo the knots in or of (something)

: to remove the rope, string, etc., that attaches (something or someone) to something

un·tiedun·ty·ing or un·tie·ing

Full Definition of UNTIE

transitive verb
:  to free from something that ties, fastens, or restrains :  unbind <untied our hands>
a :  to disengage the knotted parts of <untie a shoe>
b :  disentangle, resolve <untie a traffic jam>
intransitive verb
:  to become loosened or unbound

Examples of UNTIE

  1. He untied the package and opened it.
  2. She untied the horse from the post.

First Known Use of UNTIE

before 12th century

Rhymes with UNTIE

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UNTIE Defined for Kids


verb un·tie \ˌən-ˈtī\
un·tiedun·ty·ing or un·tie·ing

Definition of UNTIE for Kids

:  to undo the knots in <I can't untie my shoelaces.>
:  to free from something that fastens or holds back <He untied the horse.>


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