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Definition of untie verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

untie

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they untie
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪ//
 
he / she / it unties
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪz//
 
past simple untied
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪd//
 
past participle untied
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪd//
 
-ing form untying
BrE BrE//ʌnˈtaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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untie something to undo a knot in something; to undo something that is tied to untie a knot I quickly untied the package and peeped inside. He untied the rope and pushed the boat into the water. She untied his hands and let him go. Word Origin Old English untīgan (see un-, tie).
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