Un lay

unlay

[uhn-ley]
verb (used with object), unlaid, unlaying.
1.
to separate (a strand) from a rope.
2.
to untwist (a rope) in order to separate its strands.

Origin:
1720–30; un-2 + lay1

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unlay (ʌnˈleɪ)
 
vb , -lays, -laying, -laid
(tr) to untwist (a rope or cable) to separate its strands

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