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English definition of “untangle”

untangle

verb [T] uk   /ʌnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  

untangle verb [T] (KNOTS)

to remove the knots from an untidy mass of string, wire, etc. and separate the different threads

untangle verb [T] (PROBLEM)

to make a complicated subject or problem, or its different parts, clear and able to be understood: It took years to untangle the legal complexities of the case.
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