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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.


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)disintegrate


Verb groupladder, run









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