Meaning of “untangle” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ʌnˈtæŋɡl/

to separate pieces of string, hair, wire, etc that have become twisted together:

I'm trying to untangle these wires.

to understand the different parts of a situation that has become confused or very complicated:

Historians have tried to untangle the complex issues behind the events.

(Definition of “untangle” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)