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English definition of “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
(Definition of unravel verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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