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untwine

[uhn-twahyn] /ʌnˈtwaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), untwined, untwining.
1.
to bring or come out of a twined condition.
Origin of untwine
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English untwinen; see un-2, twine1
Related forms
untwineable, adjective
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  • And there he held her for long, lingering minutes, loath to untwine his arms.

    The Red Debt

    Everett MacDonald
  • You do need assistance,” she replied, endeavoring to untwine the vines twisted about his shoulders, “now turn around.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • When they had once seen it, they began to untwine their coils and to crawl toward it, like young girls hurrying to the bath.

  • And they had parted in the hey-day of youth, young and ardent, with arms passionately loth to untwine.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • untwine me from the mass / Of deeds which make up life, one deed / Power shall fall short in or exceed.

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