Word forms: untangles
1. verb If you untangle something that is knotted or has become twisted around something, you undo the knots in it or free it. [V n] ⇒ He was found desperately trying to untangle several reels of film. [V n] ⇒ ...a light, non-sticky mousse which untangles hair and adds brilliant shine. 2. verb If you untangle a confused or complicated situation, you make the different things involved clear, or put the situation right. [V n] ⇒ Lawyers and accountants began trying to untangle the complex affairs of the bank. [V n] ⇒ The problem took three hours to untangle.
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