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uk   us   /ˈræv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) formal

ravel verb (SEPARATE)

[T] (also ravel sth out) to ​separate a ​knot, ​mass of ​threads, etc. into a ​singlethread or ​threads: It took Daisy a ​longtime to ravel out all the ​wool.

ravel verb (CONFUSE)

[I or T] (also ravel sth up) to ​become or to make someone or something ​become more ​confused: Mark's ​interferencemerely ravelled things ​further.
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