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verb unravel pronunciation in American English /ʌnˈræv(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyunravel
he/she/itunravels
present participleunraveling or unravelling
past tenseunraveled or unravelled
past participleunraveled or unravelled
  1. 2
    [transitive] to understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time

    Police are trying to unravel the mystery of their sudden disappearance.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] if a process or project unravels, it begins to fail

    There were worries that the peace process was beginning to unravel.

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