unbraid


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unbraid

(ʌnˈbreɪd)
vb (tr)
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to remove braids from (hair); to separate strands of hair that have been braided
2. to unravel or disentangle (an argument, etc)

un•braid

(ʌnˈbreɪd)

v.t.
to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unbraid - undo the braids ofunbraid - undo the braids of; "unbraid my hair"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
pleach, braid - form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair"
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She unbraided her two pigtails, combed out the waves of her hair and tied them back with a ribbon, changed her shoes, and then slipped on the pretty frock, managing to fasten all but the three middle buttons, which she reserved for Emma Jane.
A series of staccato taps on the west window brought Anne flying in from the yard, eyes shining, cheeks faintly flushed with pink, unbraided hair streaming behind her in a torrent of brightness.
The dress was a sombre grayish beige, untrimmed and unbraided, and she wore a small turban of the same dull hue, relieved only by a suspicion of white feather in the side.
Because I can no longer unbraid Reciprocal, Antagonistic, and Neutral.
These accounts include James Welch's Fool's Crow, Mary Ellen Crow Dog's Lakota Woman, Leonard Crow Dog's autobiography, The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash by Johanna Brand, Who Would Unbraid Her Hair?: The Legend of Annie Mae by Antoinette Claypoole, and Leonard Peltier's narrative, told by Peltier in the song "Sacrifice" on Robbie Robertson's Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998).
For African American children with tinea capitis, it's a good idea to have them unbraid their hair for a week or more, since the pulling tends to disturb the epidermis and prolong the infection.
One could become fossilized trying to unbraid the intermingled receipts, conjoined payments, overlapping expenses, and interlocking trustees that constitute his non-profit empire.
And when we did, she would unbraid her hair, and there would be that wonderful blond wake behind us in the water.
Baldwin, 109 F.3d 557 (9th Cir.) (rejecting a free exercise claim by a Rastafarian inmate who did not want to unbraid his dreadlocks), cert.
Beautiful , he calls her, as a flower and wants her with him all ways, finds gifts to delight her-- French passamenterie for her gown, the velvet mantle with red-slashed sleeves, a new viola da mano , perhaps, from Brescia-- confines her lightly as the net holding the hair to her temples, sheathing the luster only he may unbraid. He is Ludovico Sforza, Il Moro .