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verb [transitive]     disentangle pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisentangling
past tensedisentangled
past participledisentangled
  1. 1
    to separate something from the thing that is holding it or is twisted around it
  2. 2
    to separate ideas so that they are no longer confused
  3. 3
    to get yourself out of a situation that you no longer want to be involved in

    She was desperate to disentangle herself from the relationship.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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