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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


Synonymsunwind


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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