untangle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"untangle" in British English

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untangleverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/

untangle verb [T] (KNOTS)

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

untangle verb [T] (PROBLEM)

to make a ​complicatedsubject or ​problem, or ​its different ​parts, ​clear and ​able to be ​understood: It took ​years to untangle the ​legal complexities of the ​case.
(Definition of untangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"untangle" in American English

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untangleverb [T]

 us   /ʌnˈtæŋ·ɡəl/
to ​remove the ​knots from a ​mass of ​string, ​wire, ​hair, etc. and ​separate the different ​threads: I ​spentagestrying to untangle Rosie’s ​hair. fig. It took ​years to untangle the ​facts of the ​case (= make them ​clear and ​understood).
(Definition of untangle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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