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Definition of untangle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they untangle
    he / she / it untangles
    past simple untangled
    -ing form untangling
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  1. 1untangle something (from something) to undo string, hair, wire, etc. that has become twisted or has knots in it Can you untangle all those cables on the floor? She tried to untangle her scarf from the wire fence.
  2. 2untangle something to make something that is complicated or confusing easier to deal with or understand It will not be easy to untangle his financial affairs.
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