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untwine

[uhn-twahyn]
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verb (used with or without object), un·twined, un·twin·ing.
  1. to bring or come out of a twined condition.

Origin of untwine

1300–50; Middle English untwinen; see un-2, twine1
Related formsun·twine·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for untwine

Historical Examples

  • And there he held her for long, lingering minutes, loath to untwine his arms.

    The Red Debt</p>

    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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