un·​snarl | \ ˌən-ˈsnär(-ə)l How to pronounce unsnarl (audio) \
unsnarled; unsnarling; unsnarls

Definition of unsnarl

transitive verb

: to disentangle a snarl in

Examples of unsnarl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ukraine has been able to kill a number of high-level Russian generals who have had to move to the frontlines deeper within the country to try unsnarl their forces' failure to progress. Margaret Brennan, CBS News, 6 May 2022 It is meant to unsnarl train traffic and allow CTA to run more trains along the Red Line. Sarah Freishtat, chicagotribune.com, 3 Mar. 2022 As the ban continues, major shippers will try to redirect their supply — Mexican avocados may head to Europe and avocados from Peru may swoop into the United States, changes that may be hard to unsnarl if the ban lasts for months. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 And hopefully the Omicron-inducedslowdown will be brief, the supply chain will continue to unsnarl and most people won't have to worry about groceries quite as much. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 13 Jan. 2022 Analysts called it a good first step in resolving supply problems that have fueled rising inflation and caused random shortages of goods, but said there's only so much a U.S. president can do unsnarl a global logistical mess. Harold Maass, The Week, 14 Oct. 2021 As the administration tries to unsnarl the nation’s supply chain problems, John Pocari is the man in the spotlight. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2021 Taking the time to unsnarl an emotional knot could be worth giving your to-do list the day off. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 4 July 2021 The ambitious plan, which could top $10 billion, would open up the waterfronts of Hartford and East Hartford to public use and unsnarl a traffic bottleneck at the intersection of I-84 and I-91. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of unsnarl

1555, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Unsnarl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsnarl. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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