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unravel

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ʌnˈrævəl/ ( present participle mainly UK unravelling, past tense and past participle unravelled, present participle US unraveling, past tense and past participle unraveled)
BECOME CLEAR If you unravel a difficult situation or story, or if it unravels, it becomes clear and easier to understand: No one has yet unravelled the mystery of his death.Revealing secrets and becoming known
THREAD/STRING to stop being twisted together, or to move pieces of string, etc so that they are not twisted togetherKnitting and sewingSeparating and dividing
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