dishevel

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Etymology[edit]

Old French descheveler (nowadays écheveler)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪ(s)ˈʃɛvəɫ]
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛvəl

Verb[edit]

dishevel (third-person singular simple present dishevels, present participle disheveling or dishevelling, simple past and past participle disheveled or dishevelled)

  1. (transitive) To throw into disorder; upheave.
  2. (transitive) To disarrange or loosen (hair, clothing, etc.).
  3. (intransitive) To spread out in disorder.

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