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

  • transitive v. To free from a tangle; disentangle. See Synonyms at extricate.
  • transitive v. To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove tangles or knots.
  • v. To remove confusion or mystery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To loose from tangles or intricacy; to disentangle; to resolve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To loose from tangles or intricacy; disentangle; hence, to free from embarrassment, doubt, or uncertainty; resolve; clear up; explain.

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

  • v. release from entanglement of difficulty
  • v. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of


From un- + tangle (Wiktionary)



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