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

transitive verb

: to disentangle a snarl in

Examples of unsnarl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, giving yourself space to rest and introspect could help you unsnarl a problem that’s been weighing you down lately. Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2022 Supply chains have started to unsnarl, and commodity prices for oil and some grains have dipped after surging amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2022 During the recent supply-chain crisis, XPO helped unsnarl bottlenecks for customers in several industries. Joann S. Lublin, Time, 27 Nov. 2022 Construction is beginning on a major railroad project on Chicago’s South Side that officials hope will unsnarl a key freight rail choke point, boost Metra service and improve conditions for drivers, pedestrians and residents in the area. Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune, 25 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsnarl was in 1555

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“Unsnarl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsnarl. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​snarl ˌən-ˈsnär(-ə)l How to pronounce unsnarl (audio)
: to remove a snarl in
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