unthread

[uhn-thred]
verb (used with object)
  1. to draw out or take out the thread from: to unthread a sewing machine.
  2. to thread one's way through or out of, as a densely wooded forest.
  3. to disentangle; separate out of a raveled or confused condition: to unthread a mystery.

Origin of unthread

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + thread
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unthread

verb (tr)
  1. to draw out the thread or threads from (a needle, etc)
  2. to disentangle
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