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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To loosen or separate (something twisted) by turning in the opposite direction; unwind.
  • intransitive v. To become untwisted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Remove a twist (from)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as that which is twisted; to untwine.
  • transitive v. To untie; to open; to disentangle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To separate and open, as threads twisted; turn back from being twisted. Figuratively, to disentangle; solve: as, to untwist a riddle.
  • To become separate and loose or straight from having been twisted.
  • n. A twist in the opposite direction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to become untwisted

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