Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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un- + scramble

Examples

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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. '

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  • 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. '

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Harold Feld: DoJ Says "No Ma Cell"; What Happens Next?

  • 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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  • 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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