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[uhn-snahrl] /ʌnˈsnɑrl/
verb (used with object)
to bring out of a snarled condition; disentangle.
Origin of unsnarl
First recorded in 1545-55; un-2 + snarl2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Phyllis, your friend and I are relations of some sort; come, unsnarl us.

    The Wyndam Girls Marion Ames Taggart
  • "He must come to unsnarl the tangle he has made here," replied the detective.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • He gave up trying to unsnarl the tangle of his own feelings.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • For, seeing traffic thus blocked, the policeman rushed to unsnarl the tangle.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • The new dog driver, in attempting to unsnarl the traces of his dogs, had let them get away from him.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
British Dictionary definitions for unsnarl


(transitive) to free from a snarl or tangle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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