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

  • transitive verb To free from a tangle; disentangle. synonym: extricate.
  • transitive verb To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To remove tangles or knots.
  • verb by extension To remove confusion or mystery.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- + tangle

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