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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.
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untwine

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

untwine

[ˈʌnˈtwaɪn] untwist [ˈʌnˈtwɪst] VTdestorcer
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The fiend was in thy mind, When thou my bird untwined.* I would thou hadst been blind.
Her brown, supple arms twined and untwined around her waist, like two scarfs.
But Dr Jeelani and Prof Delaway aim to save more children such as Safa and Marwa by launching charity Gemini Untwined. They believe there could be up to six sets of craniopagus twins born worldwide each year who might be successfully separated.
Plants treated with intention plus pyramid showed longer stems that twined together compared to controls that were shorter and untwined.
She untwined a black elastic from her wrist, sweeping her hair up into a brisk, emphatic knot.