from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To extricate from entanglement or involvement; free. See Synonyms at extricate.
- transitive v. To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
- intransitive v. To become free of entanglement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To free something from entanglement; to extricate or unknot
- v. To unravel a mystery etc
- v. To become free or untangled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to straighten out.
- transitive v. To extricate from complication and perplexity; disengage from embarrassing connection or intermixture; to disembroil; to set free; to separate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from entanglement; extricate from a state of involvement, disorder, or confusion: as, to disentangle a skein of thread, a mass of cordage, a set of accounts, or the affairs of a bankrupt firm.
- To loose from that in or by which anything is entangled; extricate from whatever involves, perplexes, embarrasses, or confuses; disengage: as, to disentangle an object from a mass of twisted cord; to disentangle one's self from business, from political affairs, or from the cares and temptations of life.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
- v. free from involvement or entanglement
- v. extricate from entanglement
- v. release from entanglement of difficulty
- v. separate the tangles of
dis- + entangle (Wiktionary)