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tr.v. un·tan·gled, un·tan·gling, un·tan·gles
1. To free from a tangle; disentangle. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve: The accountant was unable to untangle the company's finances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.untangling - the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled conditionuntangling - the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
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