untangle

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From un- + tangle

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untangle (third-person singular simple present untangles, present participle untangling, simple past and past participle untangled)

  1. To remove tangles or knots.
    With gentle combing, untangle your hair.
  2. (by extension) To remove confusion or mystery.
    It took awhile, but he finally untangled the problem.

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