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Synonyms of 'unravel'

(verb) 
When she returned to America, the marriage unravelled.
Synonyms
break up
,
fail
So far this year, 104 banks have failed.
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collapse
His business empire collapsed under a massive burden of debt.
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go wrong
Nearly everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
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fall apart
The work was never finished and bit by bit the building fell apart.
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come apart (at the seams)
(verb) 
Definition
to explain or solve
He wanted to unravel the mystery of his colleague's disappearance.
Synonyms
solve
Their domestic reforms did nothing to solve unemployment.
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explain
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
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work out
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resolve
We must find a way to resolve these problems.
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interpret
The pictures are often difficult to interpret.
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figure out (informal)
,
make out
,
clear up
,
suss (out) (slang)
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get to the bottom of
,
get straight
,
puzzle out
(verb) 
Definition
to separate something knitted or woven into individual strands
He could unravel knots that others could not even attempt.
Synonyms
undo
I managed to undo a corner of the parcel.
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separate
Police moved in to separate the two groups.
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disentangle
The rope could not be disentangled and had to be cut.
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free
It took firefighters two hours to free us.
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unwind
One of them unwound a length of rope from around his waist.
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extricate
Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.
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straighten out
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untangle
trying to untangle several reels of film
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unknot

Additional synonyms

in the sense of collapse
Definition
to fail completely
His business empire collapsed under a massive burden of debt.
Synonyms
come to nothing,
go belly-up (informal)
in the sense of disentangle
Definition
to release from entanglement or confusion
The rope could not be disentangled and had to be cut.
Synonyms
untwist,
unsnarl
in the sense of explain
Definition
to make something easily understandable, esp. by giving a clear and detailed account of it
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
Synonyms
make clear or plain,
clear up,
put into words,
throw light on,
explicate (formal),
give the details of

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