Definition of “untangle” - English Dictionary

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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 spent ages trying 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)