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- verb Present participle of
- noun The act by which something is untied.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun loosening the ties that fasten something
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At one point, someone said that a particular corporation "the first step in untying this Gordian knot is to slather it with Krazy Glue" situation sounded like a government bureaucratic mess rather than anything in private business.
"A fellow without a knife might spend quite a while in untying all those," said the Hermit.
She undid the knot with the feeling of pride which attends the operation of succeeding in untying
69 The counteracting effect involved defeating or "untying" the source of affliction.
We must be working from our own history - and we don’t need to call for "untying" the United States to become independent.
Food Aid: Time to Get It Right, "calls for a major overhaul of food aid programmes, including" untying "the assistance from U. S.-origin and shipping requirements, as well as the practice of monetisation - that is, providing food to NGOs or local governments for sale so that the proceeds can be used for aid work or other purposes.
He handled each one reverently, as a sacred thing, untying and unwrapping it and brushing it with a fine camel's hair brush while it revolved and ere he placed the needle on it.
In anticipation of getting the all-clear, Diego begins untying his apron.
Even after untying the twine, the mitt stayed frozen in position, wrapped around a ball that we had to pry out of the pocket.
While they were untying the last one, Graham, with an arm like a leg, stripped for it and went to it.