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  • v. Present participle of untangle.

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

  • n. the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

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Examples

  • Good luck Mr Obama in untangling this mess you inherited johnnie

    Al-Maliki to visit White House later this month

  • Good luck Mr Obama in untangling this mess you inherited

    Al-Maliki to visit White House later this month

  • Bank of America's task in untangling its mortgage-foreclosure cases is in large part a legacy of the 2008 purchase of Countrywide Financial.

    What's News: Business

  • Of course, as a copy editor nyself and having to spend large volumes of my adult life in untangling adult grammar of well-educated folks who ought to have gotten through graduate school knowing better (I do not possess such a thing myself, sigh ...) just to earn my bread, the bad grammar in Junie irritates me.

    When good kids show bad judgment

  • The Duke had let down the masses of her blue-black hair, while Gene was engaged in untangling a refractory shoe-lace, when a little knock came at the door, and a moment after Marjorie entered.

    Three Girls in a Flat

  • So I am neck deep in untangling the final mess of my third book for its April 1 deadline (so very tempted to send a 1 page manuscript ending with “Rocks fall, everybody dies.” but I don’t think my editor would see the April Fools day humor in that), and I’ve been thinking about revelations.

    2010 March «

  • He said that "untangling" the roles of clergy and government would focus discussion of same-sex marriage on civil rights rather than religion.

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  • I fear we could spend the rest of our lives untangling Watson's romanticizations.

    A three pipe problem

  • He was busy untangling the hermeneutical threads in the horseflies and wasps of Canto Three.

    Lance Mannion:

  • This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deathsseparated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley: Book summary

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