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v. un·tied, un·ty·ing (ŭn-tī′ĭng), un·ties
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.
To become untied.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untied - not tieduntied - not tied        
fastened, tied - fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle"
2.untied - with laces not tieduntied - with laces not tied; "teenagers slopping around in unlaced sneakers"
3.untied - not bound by shackles and chainsuntied - not bound by shackles and chains  
unbound - not restrained or tied down by bonds
References in classic literature ?
As he walked swiftly along behind his grandfather, he untied the string with which the four legs of the lamb were fastened together.
He untied the handkerchief, separated her hair with his fingers, and stood looking down at the green insect.
Why, she untied the raven and confiscated him by force and fetched him home, and left the doughnuts and things on the ground.
He untied the skiff at the stern, slipped into it, and was soon rowing cautiously up- stream.
The parcel being untied proved to have two smaller packages within, and Rebecca opened with trembling fingers the one addressed to her.
She saw their sashes untied, their hair pulled about their ears, their work-bags searched, and their knives and scissors stolen away, and felt no doubt of its being a reciprocal enjoyment.
She put the door gently too, slipped off her snowy shoes, untied her hat, and was proceeding, unconscious of my espionage, to lay aside her mantle, when I suddenly rose and revealed myself.
He untied the string and inside there were ever so many neater and smaller packages with a picture of a flower on each one.
Miss Mowcher untied her bonnet, at this passage of her discourse, threw back the strings, and sat down, panting, on a footstool in front of the fire - making a kind of arbour of the dining table, which spread its mahogany shelter above her head.
My gruesome escort must have noticed it, for he sent Cesar back and I heard his hoofs trampling up a staircase while the man jumped into the boat, untied the rope that held it and seized the oars.
The executioner speedily untied the knots which confined the doctor, and was passing the cord round the neck of the tailor, when the Sultan of Kashgar, who had missed his jester, happened to make inquiry of his officers as to what had become of him.
The Hazel-nut child fastened the diamond firmly under the stork's neck with a ribbon, and when he saw that the other storks were getting ready for their northern flight, he untied the silk cord from his stork's wings, and away they went, getting nearer home every minute.