untangle

[ uhn-tang-guhl ]
/ ʌnˈtæŋ gəl /

verb (used with object), un·tan·gled, un·tan·gling.

to bring out of a tangled state; disentangle; unsnarl.
to straighten out or clear up (anything confused or perplexing).

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Origin of untangle

First recorded in 1540–50; un-2 + tangle1
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British Dictionary definitions for untangle

untangle
/ (ʌnˈtæŋɡəl) /

verb (tr)

to free from a tangled condition
to free from perplexity or confusion
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