Ravel = Unravel

Ravel = Unravel


Ravel is Unravel.  Who knew, right?ravel (third-person singular simple present ravelspresent participle ravelling or (US) ravelingsimple past and past participle ravelled or (US) raveled)

  1. To tangleentangleentwine confusedly, become snarled; thus to involveperplexconfusequotations ▼
  2. To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle or clarify.
  3. To pull apart (especially cloth or a seam); unravel.


unravel (third-person singular simple present unravelspresent participle (US) unraveling or unravellingsimple past and past participle (US) unraveled or unravelled)

  1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) (of threads, etc.) To become separated; (of something woven, knitted, etc.) to come apartquotations ▼
  3. (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
  4. (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
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To become undone; to collapse.

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