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English verb: untie

1. untie (contact) undo the ties of

SamplesThey untied the prisoner.

ExamplesThey want to untie the prisoners

Synonymsunbrace, unlace

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

Broader (hypernym)undo

Narrower (hyponym)unlash, unloose, unloosen

Antonymstie, bind

2. untie (contact) cause to become loose

SamplesUndo the shoelace.
Untie the knot.
Loosen the necktie.

Synonymsloosen, undo

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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