verb (used with object), un·tan·gled, un·tan·gling.
Examples from the Web for untangle
How will they find legal advice to help them untangle the legal nightmare of applying for and qualifying for asylum?
A few doors down, Jeff Nier was trying to figure out how to untangle the three-car pile-up in his driveway.Nightmare on Coney Island After Sandy Knocks Historic Area to its Knees|Paula Szuchman|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Observers, meanwhile, will continue to untangle Magnotta's reality, breaking down the legend he spent years building up online.Alleged Killer Magnotta Was Caught Thanks to His Own Carelessness|Tracy McNicoll|June 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It will take an outsider to untangle the pernicious insiders' club that Berlusconi created in the Italian government.
Come Thursday, the Moon causes misunderstandings that you find impossible to untangle.
And trying to untangle the skein, I was a good deal startled to feel a touch on my arm as I reached the sidewalk.Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
Before they could untangle we comes up, snakes Homer off the top of the heap, and skiddoos for all we had left in us.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
Why don't you untangle yoreself an' go where you belong, you carrot-headed blunderer!Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
The rest is mystery—a mystery which I am forced to ask you to untangle.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
The stout man looked as if he were trying to untangle a mental knot.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon