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untangle

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1 to separate the various strands of
  • gently untangled the baby's hair
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2 to set free from entanglement or difficulty
  • I was finally able to untangle myself from my credit problems.
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cut loose

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extricate, disentangle, untangle, disencumber, disembarrass mean to free from what binds or holds back. extricate implies the use of care or ingenuity in freeing from a difficult position or situation.
    • extricated himself from financial difficulties
disentangle and untangle suggest painstaking separation of a thing from other things.
    • disentangling fact from fiction
    • untangle a web of deceit
disencumber implies a release from something that clogs or weighs down.
    • an article disencumbered of jargon
disembarrass suggests a release from something that impedes or hinders.
    • disembarrassed herself of her advisers


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