untangle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ʌnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theyuntangle
he/she/ituntangles
present participleuntangling
past tenseuntangled
past participleuntangled
  1. 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.