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

  • transitive v. To straighten out or disentangle (a jumble or tangle); resolve.
  • transitive v. To restore (a scrambled message) to intelligible form.

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  • v. To reverse the process of scrambling, decrypt.
  • v. To put into order or restore to order.

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

  • v. make intelligible
  • v. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of


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un- + scramble


  • Any attempt to "unscramble" the country, pretending that it can be refashioned to meet some "federal" model would be absurd and dangerous.

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  • I really want to "unscramble" the contents of this file.

  • And each further complicates the situation on the ground, making it even more difficult to "unscramble" the egg and come to a mutually-agreeable solution to establish a viable state of Palestine that can live side-by-side with Israel. '


  • New Scientist has news of technology that hides the identity of people in CCTV footage and will only "unscramble" the faces ...

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  • Perhaps the words are anagrams like in the latest episode (s2e5 Dream Logic), where Olivia is asked to pick out letters of names on the business cards and then unscramble them.

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  • Or DoJ loses, in which case DoJ usually gives up because the merger can proceed and it is impossible to "unscramble the egg" after the merger is consummated.

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  • Taking the penalty was a bad choice, but I also don't know if Big Easy was ever going to unscramble it, Keoghan says.

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  • Committed to a psychiatric hospital, Taylor comes under the observation of a sympathetic female doctor (Audrey Totter) who helps him unscramble his memories and prove his innocence.

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  • Mr. Harbeck said the problem with distributing money at this stage is that, if appeals prove successful, "you can't unscramble that egg."

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  • The entire DTLA system relies on the keys necessary to authenticate devices and unscramble video being kept secret, and on the rules governing the use of keys being inviolable.

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