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untangle

verb [T]
 
 
/ʌnˈtæŋɡl/
SEPARATE to separate pieces of string, hair, wire, etc that have become twisted together: I'm trying to untangle these wires.Separating and dividing
UNDERSTAND 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.Understanding and comprehending
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