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un·knot

 (ŭn-nŏt′)
tr.v. un·knit or un·knot·ted, un·knot·ting, un·knots
To untie or undo (a knot).
n. (ŭn′nŏt′)
In knot theory, a knot that can be unraveled in three-dimensional space into an untangled loop without cutting it or intersecting it with itself.
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unknot

(ʌnˈnɒt)
vb (tr)
to untie a knot in (something)
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unknot


Past participle: unknotted
Gerund: unknotting

Imperative
unknot
unknot
Present
I unknot
you unknot
he/she/it unknots
we unknot
you unknot
they unknot
Preterite
I unknotted
you unknotted
he/she/it unknotted
we unknotted
you unknotted
they unknotted
Present Continuous
I am unknotting
you are unknotting
he/she/it is unknotting
we are unknotting
you are unknotting
they are unknotting
Present Perfect
I have unknotted
you have unknotted
he/she/it has unknotted
we have unknotted
you have unknotted
they have unknotted
Past Continuous
I was unknotting
you were unknotting
he/she/it was unknotting
we were unknotting
you were unknotting
they were unknotting
Past Perfect
I had unknotted
you had unknotted
he/she/it had unknotted
we had unknotted
you had unknotted
they had unknotted
Future
I will unknot
you will unknot
he/she/it will unknot
we will unknot
you will unknot
they will unknot
Future Perfect
I will have unknotted
you will have unknotted
he/she/it will have unknotted
we will have unknotted
you will have unknotted
they will have unknotted
Future Continuous
I will be unknotting
you will be unknotting
he/she/it will be unknotting
we will be unknotting
you will be unknotting
they will be unknotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unknotting
you have been unknotting
he/she/it has been unknotting
we have been unknotting
you have been unknotting
they have been unknotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unknotting
you will have been unknotting
he/she/it will have been unknotting
we will have been unknotting
you will have been unknotting
they will have been unknotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unknotting
you had been unknotting
he/she/it had been unknotting
we had been unknotting
you had been unknotting
they had been unknotting
Conditional
I would unknot
you would unknot
he/she/it would unknot
we would unknot
you would unknot
they would unknot
Past Conditional
I would have unknotted
you would have unknotted
he/she/it would have unknotted
we would have unknotted
you would have unknotted
they would have unknotted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unknot - become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads ofunknot - become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
ravel, tangle, knot - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
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