comb out

phrasal verb

combed out; combing out; combs out
: to make (hair) neat and smooth with a comb
She sat in front of the mirror combing out her hair.
: to smooth out (tangles in hair) with a comb
Her mother combed the tangles out.

Examples of comb out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once this is done, comb out with a wide-tooth comb. Melanie Paukner, Glamour, 5 Dec. 2023 The bristles are generally quite soft, but just firm enough to gently rake through hair and comb out any tangles in a matter of minutes — perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to invest much time into their hair routine. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023

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“Comb out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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