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un·twine

 (ŭn-twīn′)
v. un·twined, un·twin·ing, un·twines
v.tr.
1. To separate the twisted strands of: untwine a rope.
2. To disentangle.
v.intr.
To become untwined.

untwine

(ʌnˈtwaɪn)
vb
1. (tr) to untwist
2. (tr) to separate the individual strands of (a rope)
3. (intr) to become separate

untwine


Past participle: untwined
Gerund: untwining

Imperative
untwine
untwine
Present
I untwine
you untwine
he/she/it untwines
we untwine
you untwine
they untwine
Preterite
I untwined
you untwined
he/she/it untwined
we untwined
you untwined
they untwined
Present Continuous
I am untwining
you are untwining
he/she/it is untwining
we are untwining
you are untwining
they are untwining
Present Perfect
I have untwined
you have untwined
he/she/it has untwined
we have untwined
you have untwined
they have untwined
Past Continuous
I was untwining
you were untwining
he/she/it was untwining
we were untwining
you were untwining
they were untwining
Past Perfect
I had untwined
you had untwined
he/she/it had untwined
we had untwined
you had untwined
they had untwined
Future
I will untwine
you will untwine
he/she/it will untwine
we will untwine
you will untwine
they will untwine
Future Perfect
I will have untwined
you will have untwined
he/she/it will have untwined
we will have untwined
you will have untwined
they will have untwined
Future Continuous
I will be untwining
you will be untwining
he/she/it will be untwining
we will be untwining
you will be untwining
they will be untwining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been untwining
you have been untwining
he/she/it has been untwining
we have been untwining
you have been untwining
they have been untwining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been untwining
you will have been untwining
he/she/it will have been untwining
we will have been untwining
you will have been untwining
they will have been untwining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been untwining
you had been untwining
he/she/it had been untwining
we had been untwining
you had been untwining
they had been untwining
Conditional
I would untwine
you would untwine
he/she/it would untwine
we would untwine
you would untwine
they would untwine
Past Conditional
I would have untwined
you would have untwined
he/she/it would have untwined
we would have untwined
you would have untwined
they would have untwined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.untwine - undo what has been twined togetheruntwine - undo what has been twined together; "untwine the strings"
straighten, straighten out - make straight
interlace, intertwine, lace, twine, enlace, entwine - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
Translations

untwine

[ˈʌnˈtwaɪn] untwist [ˈʌnˈtwɪst] VTdestorcer
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