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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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