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untwist

[uhn-twist] /ʌnˈtwɪst/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to bring or come out of a twisted condition.
Origin of untwist
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; un-2 + twist
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  • But the chain was stretched straight and stiff as a lance,—she could not untwist it.

  • We found at last that we could untwist the stiffly clinging wire.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • untwist one of the warp threads and one of the filling threads.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
  • To untwist, to unlay ropes; to teaze, to convert it into oakum.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • He tried to shake her off, untwist her hands; she clung to him like a leech.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Pull the fabric apart, untwist the fibers to see if cotton is present.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • It doubles and twists itself together, in the vain effort to untwist.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • They then untwist in the same manner, singing, "Twine the garland, girls!"

  • The stick was then tied so that it could not untwist, and they were ready for the next move.

  • I lutined their hair so nicely for them that when they woke they could not untwist it, and had to cut it off!

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