untie

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verb un·tie \-ˈtī\

Definition of untie

untied

untying

or

untieing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to free from something that ties, fastens, or restrains :  unbind <untied our hands>

  3. 2 a :  to disengage the knotted parts of <untie a shoe> b :  disentangle, resolve <untie a traffic jam>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become loosened or unbound

Examples of untie in a sentence

  1. He untied the package and opened it.

  2. She untied the horse from the post.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of untie

before 12th century


UNTIE Defined for English Language Learners

untie

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verb un·tie \-ˈtī\

Definition of untie for English Language Learners

  • : to undo the knots in or of (something)

  • : to remove the rope, string, etc., that attaches (something or someone) to something


UNTIE Defined for Kids

untie

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verb un·tie \ˌən-ˈtī\

Definition of untie for Students

untied

untying

or

untieing

  1. 1 :  to undo the knots in <I can't untie my shoelaces.>

  2. 2 :  to free from something that fastens or holds back <He untied the horse.>



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