- To tangle; entangle; entwine confusedly, become snarled; thus to involve; perplex; confuse. quotations ▼
- To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle or clarify.
- To pull apart (especially cloth or a seam); unravel.
- (transitive) To separate the threads (of); disentangle.
- Stop playing with the seam of the tablecloth! You’ll unravel it.
- Mother couldn’t unravel the ball of wool after the cat had played with it.
- (intransitive) (of threads, etc.) To become separated; (of something woven, knitted, etc.) to come apart. quotations ▼
- (transitive, figuratively) To clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve. quotations ▼
- to unravel a plot
- to unravel a mystery
- to unravel the confusion
- (transitive, figuratively) To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse. quotations ▼
- to unravel the global compromise achieved in the Constitutional Treaty
- to unravel the broad consensus which was created
- (intransitive, figuratively) To become undone; to collapse.
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