Last modified on 21 June 2014, at 09:24

disentangle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ entangle

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋgəɫ]

VerbEdit

disentangle (third-person singular simple present disentangles, present participle disentangling, simple past and past participle disentangled)

  1. (transitive) To free something from entanglement; to extricate or unknot
    I had to disentangle him from his own shoelaces.
  2. (transitive) To unravel a mystery etc
  3. (intransitive) To become free or untangled

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