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verb [transitive] untangle pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyuntangle
he/she/ituntangles
present participleuntangling
past tenseuntangled
past participleuntangled
  1. 1
    to solve a complicated situation or problem
    Officials are trying to untangle the stalled peace talks.
  2. 2
    to separate things that are twisted around each other
    Cranes were needed to untangle the wrecked coaches.
    It took ages to untangle her hair.

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