Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To undo something woven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To unfold; to undo; to ravel, as what has been woven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To undo or take to pieces (that which has been woven, as a textile fabric).
  • To separate; take apart, as the threads which compose a textile fabric.

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

  • v. undo strands that have been woven together

Etymologies

un- +‎ weave (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When you unweave all the fibors when the gar bites the fly it's teeth get entangled in the fly.

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  • But if that system is allowed to rot by religious leaders forgetting that their first responsibility is to communicate moral behavior and courageously criticize actions that unweave the fabric of society, the result is newspaper editors who will listen in to a dead girl's messages to boost circulation and youth who feel the right to burn down a city when angry.

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  • It took me two sentences, yet it took Michael bay 150 minutes to clumsily unweave that blanket of stupid.

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  • And if Nkumai was as efficient as Mueller, and sent spies to learn more about a nation that had sent an embassy, my little fabric of lies would soon unweave itself.

    Enjoyment

  • Same thing, unweave and re-weave with the hopefully correct tension.

    Finally finished!

  • And then it's just weave, weave, weave - and unweave once in a while.

    Finally finished!

  • Textile work is a bit frustrating at the moment as well - I still have a bit of the tabletweave to finish, and I just had to unweave a good bit, since I had gotten the tension of the weave wrong, resulting in bad patterning.

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  • I had to unweave several bits during the weaving, which is a pretty frustrating experience.

    Finally finished!

  • It is to gradually unweave the entire fabric that binds society together.

    Feminist Ethics

  • He then cited John Keats's "unweave a rainbow" line from his 1820 poem "Lamia," in which the English poet laments the mystery lost following the discoveries of Cambridge alum Isaac Newton.

    The Poetry of the Heavens

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