verb (used with or without object)

to bring or come out of a twisted condition.

Origin of untwist

First recorded in 1530–40; un-2 + twist
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Examples from the Web for untwist

Historical Examples of untwist

  • But the chain was stretched straight and stiff as a lance,—she could not untwist it.

  • We found at last that we could untwist the stiffly clinging wire.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • Untwist one of the warp threads and one of the filling threads.


    William H. Dooley

  • To untwist, to unlay ropes; to teaze, to convert it into oakum.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • He tried to shake her off, untwist her hands; she clung to him like a leech.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller