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verb [transitive] disentangle pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
present participledisentangling
past tensedisentangled
past participledisentangled
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  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.


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