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English verb: unravel

1. unravel (contact) become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

SamplesUnravel the thread.

Synonymsunknot, unpick, unscramble, untangle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)undo

Entaildisunite, divide, part, separate

Antonymsravel, tangle, knot

2. unravel (contact) disentangle

SamplesCan you unravel the mystery?.

Synonymsravel, ravel out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl

Antonymsravel, tangle, knot

3. unravel (change) become undone

SamplesThe sweater unraveled.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)disintegrate

Verb groupladder, run

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