- to untie by or as if by undoing a knot: to unknot a tie.
Origin of unknot
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"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.Held Fast For England
G. A. Henty
Greg asked, his perspiring fingers slipping as he tried to unknot his tie.Cancer World
And the child turned up the hill with her luge, leaving her elders to unknot the situation.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns
In shaking out a reef, unknot the points first, then cast off the tack, and lastly the reef-pennant.