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- n. In knot theory, a loop that is not knotted.
- v. To undo (a knot).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To free from knots; to untie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from knots; untie.
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
I had to dig for the wire, unknot it, and pull it free—in between the times I blacked out.
Partly that's because I've hit a mental roadblock -- I need to step back and unknot some plotting stuff before I can progress, and because my brain knows that it's starting to throw a tanty.
It took an hour for Alma to unknot the nest of tangles Josephine had accumulated.
He could unknot it, of course, but he didn't want to.
He felt breath pumped into his lungs and strong hands began to unknot the cramp.
Even though you may not like them, this is a really tough problem to unknot -- everything is sort of intertwined, and you move one thing and it breaks something else.
“Sorry?” he asked vaguely, struggling to unknot his brain from gamma rays and neutrinos.
Straighten them out, unknot them, and your life energy whether viewed as literal or figurative flows more easily.
How easy do you think it would be to untangle and unknot your piece of yarn?
I pulled and tugged, untangled with my short fingernails, tried to unknot with a pair of sewing needles, etc.