from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undo or ravel the knitted fabric of.
- transitive v. To separate (entangled threads).
- transitive v. To separate and clarify the elements of (something mysterious or baffling); solve. See Synonyms at solve.
- intransitive v. To become unraveled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to separate the threads (of)
- v. to become undone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of.
- transitive v. Hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve.
- transitive v. To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse.
- intransitive v. To become unraveled, in any sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disentangle or separate, as threads; especially, to take out the threads of (textile material). See ravel.
- To clear from complication or difficulty; unriddle; unfold.
- To separate the connected or united parts of; throw into disorder.
- To unfold or bring to a denouement, as the plot or intrigue of a play.
- To be unfolded; be disentangled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
- v. become undone
- v. disentangle
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