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untangle

[uhn-tang-guh l] /ʌnˈtæŋ gəl/
verb (used with object), untangled, untangling.
1.
to bring out of a tangled state; disentangle; unsnarl.
2.
to straighten out or clear up (anything confused or perplexing).
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; un-2 + tangle
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British Dictionary definitions for untangling

untangle

/ʌnˈtæŋɡəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to free from a tangled condition
2.
to free from perplexity or confusion
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Word Origin and History for untangling

untangle

v.

1540s, from un- (2) + tangle. Related: Untangled; untangling.

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