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English verb: undo

1. undo (contact) cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

SamplesI wish I could undo my actions.

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

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

Narrower (hyponym)disconnect, disentangle, open, spread, spread out, unbelt, unbrace, unbraid, unbuckle, unbutton, unclip, unfasten, unfold, unhitch, unknot, unlace, unpick, unpick, unpin, unplug, unravel, unscramble, unstaple, unstrap, untangle, untie, unwind, unwire

2. undo (creation) deprive of certain characteristics


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)destroy, destruct

Antonymsdo, make

3. undo (social) cause the ruin or downfall of

SamplesA single mistake undid the President and he had to resign.

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

Broader (hypernym)ruin

4. undo (contact) cause to become loose

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

Synonymsloosen, untie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. undo (contact) remove the outer cover or wrapping of

SamplesLet's unwrap the gifts!.
Undo the parcel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)expose, uncover

Antonymswrap, wrap up

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