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English noun: Ravel

1. Ravel (person) French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)

SynonymsMaurice Ravel

Instance hypernymcomposer

2. ravel (event) a row of unravelled stitches

SamplesShe got a run in her stocking.

Synonymsladder, run

Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, impairment

English verb: ravel

1. ravel (contact) disentangle

SamplesCan you unravel the mystery?.

Synonymsravel out, unravel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl

Antonymsravel, tangle, knot

2. ravel (contact) tangle or complicate

SamplesA ravelled story.

Synonymsknot, tangle

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

Broader (hypernym)enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

Antonymsravel, ravel out, unknot, unpick, unravel, unravel, unscramble, untangle

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