[ uhn-snahrl ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bring out of a snarled condition; disentangle.

Origin of unsnarl

First recorded in 1545–55; un-2 + snarl2

Words Nearby unsnarl

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How to use unsnarl in a sentence

  • For, seeing traffic thus blocked, the policeman rushed to unsnarl the tangle.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range | Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • "He must come to unsnarl the tangle he has made here," replied the detective.

    Little Bobtail | Oliver Optic
  • Phyllis, your friend and I are relations of some sort; come, unsnarl us.

    The Wyndam Girls | Marion Ames Taggart
  • He gave up trying to unsnarl the tangle of his own feelings.

    World of the Drone | Robert Abernathy
  • 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


/ (ʌnˈsnɑːl) /

  1. (tr) to free from a snarl or tangle

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