untie


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Related to untie: overreact, impertinence, facilitate

un·tie

 (ŭn-tī′)
v. un·tied, un·ty·ing (ŭn-tī′ĭng), un·ties
v.tr.
1. To undo or loosen (a knot or something knotted).
2. To free from something that binds or restrains: untie a horse from a tree.
3. To straighten out (difficulties, for example); resolve.
v.intr.
To become untied.

untie

(ʌnˈtaɪ)
vb, -ties, -tying or -tied
1. to unfasten or free (a knot or something that is tied) or (of a knot or something that is tied) to become unfastened
2. (tr) to free from constraint or restriction

un•tie

(ʌnˈtaɪ)

v. -tied, -ty•ing. v.t.
1. to loose or unfasten (anything tied); let or set loose by undoing a knot.
2. to undo the string or cords of.
3. to undo, as a cord or a knot.
4. to free from restraint.
5. to resolve, as perplexities.
v.i.
6. to become untied.
[before 1000]

untie


Past participle: untied
Gerund: untying

Imperative
untie
untie
Present
I untie
you untie
he/she/it unties
we untie
you untie
they untie
Preterite
I untied
you untied
he/she/it untied
we untied
you untied
they untied
Present Continuous
I am untying
you are untying
he/she/it is untying
we are untying
you are untying
they are untying
Present Perfect
I have untied
you have untied
he/she/it has untied
we have untied
you have untied
they have untied
Past Continuous
I was untying
you were untying
he/she/it was untying
we were untying
you were untying
they were untying
Past Perfect
I had untied
you had untied
he/she/it had untied
we had untied
you had untied
they had untied
Future
I will untie
you will untie
he/she/it will untie
we will untie
you will untie
they will untie
Future Perfect
I will have untied
you will have untied
he/she/it will have untied
we will have untied
you will have untied
they will have untied
Future Continuous
I will be untying
you will be untying
he/she/it will be untying
we will be untying
you will be untying
they will be untying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been untying
you have been untying
he/she/it has been untying
we have been untying
you have been untying
they have been untying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been untying
you will have been untying
he/she/it will have been untying
we will have been untying
you will have been untying
they will have been untying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been untying
you had been untying
he/she/it had been untying
we had been untying
you had been untying
they had been untying
Conditional
I would untie
you would untie
he/she/it would untie
we would untie
you would untie
they would untie
Past Conditional
I would have untied
you would have untied
he/she/it would have untied
we would have untied
you would have untied
they would have untied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.untie - undo the ties ofuntie - undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"
unloose, unloosen - loosen the ties of; "unloose your sneakers"
unlash - untie the lashing of; "unlash the horse"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
2.untie - cause to become looseuntie - cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

untie

verb undo, free, release, loosen, unfasten, unbind, unstrap, unclasp, unlace, unknot, unmoor, unbridle Nicholas untied the boat from her mooring.

untie

verb
To free from ties or fasteners:
Translations
يَحُل، يَفُكيَحُلُّ
rozvázat
binde opløsne
avataavata solmuavautuairrottaaratkaista
odvezati
losa
ほどく
풀다
atsaitētatsiet
odvezatirazvezati
knyta upp
แก้ออก
cởi trói

untie

[ˈʌnˈtaɪ] VT [+ shoelace, shoe, animal] → desatar; [+ knot, parcel] → deshacer

untie

[ʌnˈtaɪ] vt
[+ knot, parcel] → défaire; [+ rope, string, scarf] → dénouer
[+ prisoner, dog] → détacher; [+ hands, feet] → détacher

untie

vt knotlösen; string, tie, shoelaces alsoaufbinden; shoesaufmachen; parcelaufknoten; person, animal, hands, apronlosbinden

untie

[ʌnˈtaɪ] vt (parcel) → disfare; (knot, shoelaces) → sciogliere; (hands, person, dog) → slegare

untie

(anˈtai) verb
to loosen or unfasten. He untied the string from the parcel.

untie

يَحُلُّ rozvázat binde op aufknoten ξεδένω desatar avata solmu détacher odvezati sciogliere ほどく 풀다 losmaken knytte opp rozwiązać desamarrar развязывать knyta upp แก้ออก çözmek cởi trói 解开
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