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unravel

verb  /ʌnˈræv·əl/ (-l-, -ll-) us  

unravel verb (SEPARATE)

[I/T] (of woven cloth) to separate into threads, or to separate the fibers of a thread, rope, or cloth: [I] My sweater is unraveling. [I] fig. The movie unraveled at the end (= was not complete and satisfying).

unravel verb (SOLVE)

[T] to solve a crime or explain a mystery: You will discover what the title means as you unravel the movie's mysteries.
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