Untie
Untie \Un*tie"\, v. i. To become untied or loosed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Untie — Un*tie , v. t. [AS. unt[=y]gan. See 1st {Un }, and {Tie}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot. [1913 Webster] Sacharissa s captive fain Would untie his iron chain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untie — index break (separate), disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, extricate, free, liberate …   Law dictionary

  • untie — O.E. untiegan, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + TIE (Cf. tie) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • untie — ► VERB (untying) ▪ undo or unfasten (something tied) …   English terms dictionary

  • untie — [untī′] vt. untied, untying or untieing [ME unteien < OE untigan: see UN & TIE] 1. to loosen, undo, or unfasten (something tied or knotted) 2. to free, as from difficulty, restraint, etc. 3. to resolve (perplexities, etc.) vi …   English World dictionary

  • untie — [[t]ʌ̱nta͟ɪ[/t]] unties, untying, untied 1) VERB If you untie something that is tied to another thing or if you untie two things that are tied together, you remove the string or rope that holds them or that has been tied round them. [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • untie */ — UK [ʌnˈtaɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms untie : present tense I/you/we/they untie he/she/it unties present participle untying past tense untied past participle untied a) to take the knot out of a piece of rope or string that fastens… …   English dictionary

  • untie — un|tie [ ʌn taı ] verb transitive * to take the knot out of a piece of rope or string that fastens something: He learnt to tie and untie his shoes. Can you untie the knots in this rope? a. to let a person or animal go free by untying the rope… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • untie — verb ( tied; tying or tieing) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to free from something that ties, fastens, or restrains ; unbind < untied our hands > 2. a. to disengage the knotted parts of < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • untie — verb a) To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot. b) To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind. Ant: tie …   Wiktionary

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