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English definition of “untangle”

untangle

verb [T]  /ʌnˈtæŋ·ɡəl/ us  
to remove the knots from a mass of string, wire, hair, etc. and separate the different threads: I spent ages trying to untangle Rosie’s hair. fig. It took years to untangle the facts of the case (= make them clear and understood).
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