Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb untangle

2 senses of untangle

Sense 1
extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumber -- (release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task")
       => free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Sense 2
unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick -- (become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread")
       => undo -- (cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions")

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