unthread
transitive verb Date: 1597 1. to draw or take out a thread from <
unthread a needle
>
2. to loosen the threads or connections of 3. to make one's way through <
unthread a maze
>

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  • Unthread — Un*thread , v. t. [1st pref. un + thread.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or take out a thread from; as, to unthread a needle. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of ligaments; to loose the ligaments of. [1913 Webster] He with his bare wand can unthread thy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unthread — [unthred′] vt. 1. to remove the thread or threads from 2. to disentangle; unravel 3. to find one s way through (a labyrinth, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • unthread — /un thred /, v.t. 1. to draw out or take out the thread from: to unthread a sewing machine. 2. to thread one s way through or out of, as a densely wooded forest. 3. to disentangle; separate out of a raveled or confused condition: to unthread a… …   Universalium

  • unthread — verb To remove a thread from …   Wiktionary

  • unthread — verb 1》 remove the thread from (a needle). 2》 undo; unravel …   English new terms dictionary

  • unthread — un·thread …   English syllables

  • unthread — un•thread [[t]ʌnˈθrɛd[/t]] v. t. 1) to draw out or take out the thread from 2) to thread one s way through or out of, as a forest 3) to disentangle • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • unthread — /ʌnˈθrɛd/ (say un thred) verb (t) 1. to draw out or take out the thread from. 2. to thread one s way out of. 3. to disentangle; restore from a confused condition. {un 2 + thread} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unthread — v.tr. 1 take the thread out of (a needle etc.). 2 find one s way out of (a maze) …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|thread — «uhn THREHD», transitive verb. 1. to take the thread out of: »to unthread a needle. 2. to unravel: »Figurative. Who can…unthread the rich texture of Nature and Poetry? (Charles Lamb). 3. Figurative. to find one s way through …   Useful english dictionary

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