untangles, untangling, untangled
1) VERB If you untangle something that is knotted or has become twisted around something, you undo the knots in it or free it.

[V n] He was found desperately trying to untangle several reels of film.

[V n] ...a light, non-sticky mousse which untangles hair and adds brilliant shine.

2) VERB If you untangle a confused or complicated situation, you make the different things involved clear, or put the situation right.

[V n] Lawyers and accountants began trying to untangle the complex affairs of the bank...

[V n] The problem took three hours to untangle.


English dictionary. 2008.

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