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
Untangling the medical and social causes would shed light on the reasons—and on what can be done to reduce the mortality rate again.
Delving into the murky world of the late '70s mafia and the college players who were drawn into it, Lavine and Grant do their best to untangle truth from lies. 10.
The case presents questions for the Indiana judges to untangle: Can a proceeding be fair, and legal, if the person being committed is not present to defend himself?
Lessons of all sorts were being taught Saturday — how to bait, how to wait, how to cast, how to untangle lines.
The acquaintance was kind enough to shelter the dog while Leonard untangled the red tape.
Untangling these kinds of beliefs doesn't happen overnight.
Vela’s case, which led to the largest LCB fine for hidden ownership, illustrates the challenges regulators face in trying to untangle and appropriately penalize rule-breakers.
Any leader of a large organization pondering how good companies go bad needs to read Geoff Colvin's perceptive piece untangling the scandal at Wells Fargo.
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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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