verb (used with object), un·rav·eled, un·rav·el·ing or (especially British) un·rav·elled, un·rav·el·ling.
verb (used without object), un·rav·eled, un·rav·el·ing or (especially British) un·rav·elled, un·rav·el·ling.
Related formsun·rav·el·er; especially British, un·rav·el·ler, nounun·rav·el·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for unravel
Although Schwend was initially released, his life began to unravel.
Soon, Egan begins to unravel—haunted by the high body counts, the civilian casualties, and the bizarre, detached nature of it all.Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession|Marlow Stern|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the distinction between good, bad, and likeable remains one of the most difficult mysteries to unravel.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie|Rich Goldstein|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Intense diplomacy in the last few days resolved a number of late snags that threatened to unravel the agreement.Gen. John Allen Praises the Terms of New U.S.-Afghanistan Agreement|Daniel Klaidman|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Edith is an unlucky person, and when good things happen they so often seem to unravel.Emmys 2013: ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes’s Favorite Season 3 Moments|Julian Fellowes|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is the knotty problem which Savigny encouraged us to attack, but which we have hitherto failed to unravel.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History|Pasquale Villari
Whatever snarls and tangles have gotten into your threads, time and patience will straighten and unravel.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
Some great lucrative object, suddenly presenting itself, may unravel all the work of his ambition.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
His was a singularly complex nature, whose threads it was hard to unravel.Studies in Contemporary Biography|James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
There was a mystery about that, which I never could unravel.An Artist in Crime|Rodrigues Ottolengui