untangle

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un- +‎ tangle

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

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

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