tease apart

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Verb1.tease apart - disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
unsnarl, disentangle, straighten out - extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"
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Others will require a bit more tugging and pulling - two garden forks back to back in the centre of the plant is a good way to tease apart thicker clumps like daylilies.
For now, they ve begun with trying to tease apart how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa turns its CRISPR system on and off.
Her goal has been to tease apart what happens when aerosols with variable water content meet the other constituents of the atmosphere and what the result might mean for the absorption of solar energy.
First lift them and clean off the roots to see what you are doing and chop into a few pieces with a sharp spade or tease apart with back-to-back forks.
It would be interesting to see future studies that, rather than trying to tease apart gender and personality as two separate factors determining income, explore how we may disadvantage women through cultural limitations on what personality traits they can demonstrate, as well as how we may disadvantage both men and women with "feminine" traits by associating "masculine" ones with leadership.
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To tease apart the blood flow from neuron firing, Drew and colleagues separately measured each process as mice voluntarily walked on a treadmill.
Now, due to human modernization, the olfactory system has to deal with sensory overload from all the fragrances and aromas that surround us and still tease apart the ones that are vital," Herz concluded.
It's difficult to tease apart what's so from what we wish could be, but let's try.
Use them to separate flats, lift seedlings and tease apart dense root balls.
And it has always been very difficult to tease apart the two potential genetic reasons that those could be related.
We wanted to tease apart coolness and social desirability," said Dar-Nimrod.