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unknot

[uhn-not]
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verb (used with object), un·knot·ted, un·knot·ting.
  1. to untie by or as if by undoing a knot: to unknot a tie.

Origin of unknot

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + knot1
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Examples from the Web for unknot

Historical Examples

  • "We could not unknot the knots," added Tom, who was bound to have his joke.

    The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle

    Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)

  • Fullarton said and, running to the bed, began to unknot the cord that bound the admiral.

  • Greg asked, his perspiring fingers slipping as he tried to unknot his tie.

    Cancer World

    Harry Warner

  • And the child turned up the hill with her luge, leaving her elders to unknot the situation.

  • In shaking out a reef, unknot the points first, then cast off the tack, and lastly the reef-pennant.