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dis·en·tan·gle

 (dĭs′ĕn-tăng′gəl)
v. dis·en·tan·gled, dis·en·tan·gling, dis·en·tan·gles
v.tr.
1. To extricate from entanglement or involvement; free. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
v.intr.
To become free of entanglement.

dis′en·tan′gle·ment n.

disentangle

(ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡəl)
vb
1. to release or become free from entanglement or confusion
2. (tr) to unravel or work out
ˌdisenˈtanglement n

dis•en•tan•gle

(ˌdɪs ɛnˈtæŋ gəl)

v. -gled, -gling. v.t.
1. to free from entanglement; untangle; extricate.
v.i.
2. to become disentangled.
[1590–1600]
dis`en•tan′gle•ment, n.
dis`en•tan′gler, n.

disentangle


Past participle: disentangled
Gerund: disentangling

Imperative
disentangle
disentangle
Present
I disentangle
you disentangle
he/she/it disentangles
we disentangle
you disentangle
they disentangle
Preterite
I disentangled
you disentangled
he/she/it disentangled
we disentangled
you disentangled
they disentangled
Present Continuous
I am disentangling
you are disentangling
he/she/it is disentangling
we are disentangling
you are disentangling
they are disentangling
Present Perfect
I have disentangled
you have disentangled
he/she/it has disentangled
we have disentangled
you have disentangled
they have disentangled
Past Continuous
I was disentangling
you were disentangling
he/she/it was disentangling
we were disentangling
you were disentangling
they were disentangling
Past Perfect
I had disentangled
you had disentangled
he/she/it had disentangled
we had disentangled
you had disentangled
they had disentangled
Future
I will disentangle
you will disentangle
he/she/it will disentangle
we will disentangle
you will disentangle
they will disentangle
Future Perfect
I will have disentangled
you will have disentangled
he/she/it will have disentangled
we will have disentangled
you will have disentangled
they will have disentangled
Future Continuous
I will be disentangling
you will be disentangling
he/she/it will be disentangling
we will be disentangling
you will be disentangling
they will be disentangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disentangling
you have been disentangling
he/she/it has been disentangling
we have been disentangling
you have been disentangling
they have been disentangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disentangling
you will have been disentangling
he/she/it will have been disentangling
we will have been disentangling
you will have been disentangling
they will have been disentangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disentangling
you had been disentangling
he/she/it had been disentangling
we had been disentangling
you had been disentangling
they had been disentangling
Conditional
I would disentangle
you would disentangle
he/she/it would disentangle
we would disentangle
you would disentangle
they would disentangle
Past Conditional
I would have disentangled
you would have disentangled
he/she/it would have disentangled
we would have disentangled
you would have disentangled
they would have disentangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disentangle - release from entanglement of difficultydisentangle - release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
disengage, free - free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
2.disentangle - extricate from entanglementdisentangle - extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
tease apart, loosen, tease - disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
ravel, ravel out, unravel - disentangle; "can you unravel the mystery?"
mat, entangle, snarl, tangle - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
3.disentangle - free from involvement or entanglement; "How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?"
discharge, free - free from obligations or duties
4.disentangle - separate the tangles ofdisentangle - separate the tangles of    
roll out, straighten - straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
uncoil - unwind or untwist
5.disentangle - smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
sleek down, slick down, slick - give a smooth and glossy appearance; "slick one's hair"
fluff, tease - ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"

disentangle

verb
1. resolve, clear (up), work out, sort out, clarify, simplify The author brilliantly disentangles complex debates.
2. free, separate, loose, detach, sever, disconnect, extricate, disengage They are looking at ways to disentangle him from this situation.
3. untangle, unravel, untwist, unsnarl The rope could not be disentangled and had to be cut.

disentangle

verb
To free from an entanglement:
Translations
يَفَكُّ مِن
rozpléstvymotat
frigøre sig
losa; greiîa úr
išnarpliojimasišnarpliotiišpainiotiišsinarpliojimasišsinarplioti
atbrīvotatšķetināt
vyslobodiť sa
kurtarmakkurtulmak

disentangle

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋgl] VT
1. [+ string, hair] → desenredar, desenmarañar (from de) to disentangle o.s. from (fig) → desenredarse de
2. (fig) [+ problem, mystery] → desentrañar, esclarecer

disentangle

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋgəl] vt
(lit) [+ threads] → démêler; [+ knot] → défaire
to disentangle o.s. → se dégager
(fig) [+ feelings, motives] → démêler l'écheveau de; [+ story, plot] → démêler
to disentangle fact from fantasy → séparer le réel de l'imaginaire
to disentangle o.s. from sth → se sortir de qch, se dépêtrer de qch

disentangle

vt (lit, fig)entwirren; problem, mystery alsoenträtseln; to disentangle oneself (from something) (lit)sich (aus etw) lösen; (fig)sich (von etw) lösen

disentangle

[ˈdɪsɪnˈtæŋgl] vt (string, wool) → sbrogliare
to disentangle o.s. from (fig) → districarsi da, sbrogliarsi da

disentangle

(disinˈtӕŋgl) verb
to free from being tangled; to unravel. The bird could not disentangle itself from the net.
ˌdisenˈtanglement noun
References in classic literature ?
he shouted to Dickon, and he actually began to tear the coverings off his lower limbs and disentangle himself.
And as for the experiments that others have already made, even although these parties should be willing of themselves to communicate them to him (which is what those who esteem them secrets will never do), the experiments are, for the most part, accompanied with so many circumstances and superfluous elements, as to make it exceedingly difficult to disentangle the truth from its adjuncts- besides, he will find almost all of them so ill described, or even so false (because those who made them have wished to see in them only such facts as they deemed conformable to their principles), that, if in the entire number there should be some of a nature suited to his purpose, still their value could not compensate for the time what would be necessary to make the selection.
Then another important thing, Raoul: should you be wounded in a battle, and fall from your horse, if you have any strength left, disentangle yourself from the line that your regiment has formed; otherwise, it may be driven back and you will be trampled to death by the horses.
The horses were stopped, the lovers were ordered to disentangle themselves, the boy was to lose his pourboire, the girl was immediately to get down.
He gave it its present name and lived here shut up, day and night poring over the wicked heaps of papers in the suit and hoping against hope to disentangle it from its mystification and bring it to a close.
I do not wish to be insulting, but I firmly believe that if you took an average tow-line, and stretched it out straight across the middle of a field, and then turned your back on it for thirty seconds, that, when you looked round again, you would find that it had got itself altogether in a heap in the middle of the field, and had twisted itself up, and tied itself into knots, and lost its two ends, and become all loops; and it would take you a good half-hour, sitting down there on the grass and swearing all the while, to disentangle it again.
We shall never, probably, disentangle the inextricable web of affinities between the members of any one class; but when we have a distinct object in view, and do not look to some unknown plan of creation, we may hope to make sure but slow progress.
If you were to disentangle the words we actually exchanged from my comments you would see that they were not so very many, including everything she had so unexpectedly told me of her story.
It took Kala several minutes to disentangle him and drag him forth; but he was not killed.
Neither of his companions took any notice of him, luckily; and with a violent effort he set to work mechanically to disentangle his line.
The Yellow Room, the Bete Du Bon Dieu, Mother Angenoux, the Devil, Sainte-Genevieve, Daddy Jacques,--here is a well entangled crime which the stroke of a pickaxe in the wall may disentangle for us to-morrow.
I do not wholly agree with this view, but it is difficult to disentangle the difference as to introspection from the difference as to the nature of knowing.