untwist

verb
un·​twist | \ ˌən-ˈtwist How to pronounce untwist (audio) \
untwisted; untwisting; untwists

Definition of untwist

transitive verb

: to separate the twisted parts of : untwine

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of untwist in a Sentence

untwisted the ball of thread

Recent Examples on the Web

How To Coil Cables Audio engineers swear by the overunder method of coiling, which retains the natural shape of the cord's internal wires and keeps them completely untwisted. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Way to Wrap Your Headphones to Avoid Tangling," 30 Apr. 2013 When removing the cork, hold the top of the cage with your thumb to keep the cork in place and untwist the wire six times. Micaela English, Town & Country, "10 Ways To Drink Champagne Like An Expert," 15 Feb. 2017 The condition can require immediate surgical intervention to untwist the ovary, remove any cysts that are enlarging the ovary, or remove the problematic ovary itself, according to Dr. Batcheller. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "Busy Philipps Was Hospitalized for a Twisted Ovary," 11 Sep. 2017 They can be cut easily to the needed size and are so easy to untwist as needed. Hints From Heloise, star-telegram.com, "Seize the day to tell Dad he’s special," 15 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'untwist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of untwist

1538, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about untwist

Statistics for untwist

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for untwist

The first known use of untwist was in 1538

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on untwist

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with untwist

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for untwist

Britannica English: Translation of untwist for Arabic Speakers

Comments on untwist

What made you want to look up untwist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!