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untwist

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verb un·twist \ˌən-ˈtwist\

Definition of untwist

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to separate the twisted parts of :  untwine

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become untwined



Examples of untwist in a sentence

  1. <untwisted the ball of thread>



1538

First Known Use of untwist

1538


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