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English verb: disentangle

1. disentangle (contact) release from entanglement of difficulty

SamplesI cannot extricate myself from this task.

Synonymsdisencumber, extricate, untangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)disengage, free

2. disentangle (contact) extricate from entanglement

SamplesCan you disentangle the cord?.

ExamplesThey disentangle their hair

Synonymsstraighten out, unsnarl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)order

Narrower (hyponym)loosen, ravel, ravel out, tease, tease apart, unravel

Antonymsmat, entangle, snarl, tangle

3. disentangle (stative) free from involvement or entanglement

SamplesHow can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?.

Synonymsdisembroil, disinvolve

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discharge, free

4. disentangle (contact) separate the tangles of


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

Broader (hypernym)undo

Narrower (hyponym)roll out, straighten, uncoil

5. disentangle (body) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

SamplesComb your hair before dinner.
Comb the wool.

ExamplesThey disentangle their hair

Synonymscomb, comb out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten

Narrower (hyponym)fluff, sleek down, slick, slick down, tease

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