Definition of untangle
: to loose from tangles or entanglement : straighten out untangle a knot untangle a mystery
Examples of untangle in a Sentence
She carefully untangled the child's hair.
He untangled the garden hose.
Recent Examples of untangle from the Web
But just like the twisted mound of rope and child’s essay on the wall about the historical Gordion knot, untangling the reasons for the boy’s death may be impossible.
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For the past month, citizens and board members alike have tried to untangle a web of proposals that make little dent in the sorting of students.
Zendaya then appears as Parker's high school classmate Michelle, who tries to untangle his secret.
To start to untangle the relationships of these whales Fitzgerald compared the traits of Mammalodon to not only other fossil mysticete whales, but to archaeocetes such as Georgiacetus and the basilosaurids (Basilosaurus, Dorudon, and Zygorhiza).
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Synonym Discussion of untangle
UNTANGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of untangle for English Language Learners
: to separate (things that are twisted together) : to remove the twists or knots in (something)
UNTANGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of untangle for Students
1 : to remove a tangle from
2 : to straighten out You need to untangle your money situation.
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