Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to unwind the twisted or tangled parts of ; disentangle 2. to remove by unwinding intransitive verb to become disentangled or unwound

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  • Untwine — Un*twine , v. t. [1st pref. un + twine.] To untwist; to separate, as that which is twined or twisted; to disentangle; to untie. [1913 Webster] It requires a long and powerful counter sympathy in a nation to untwine the ties of custom which bind a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Untwine — Un*twine , v. i. To become untwined. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untwine — [untwīn′] vt. untwined, untwining [ME untwynen] to undo (something twined or twisted); disentangle or unwind vi. to become untwined …   English World dictionary

  • untwine — untwineable, adj. /un twuyn /, v.t., v.i., untwined, untwining. to bring or come out of a twined condition. [1300 50; ME untwinen; see UN 2, TWINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • untwine — verb a) To untwist the strands of something entwined b) To disentangle …   Wiktionary

  • untwine — verb unwind or untwist …   English new terms dictionary

  • untwine — un·twine …   English syllables

  • untwine — un•twine′ v. twined, twin•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • untwine — [c]/ʌnˈtwaɪn/ (say un twuyn) verb (untwined, untwining) –verb (t) 1. to bring out of a twined condition. –verb (i) 2. to come out of a twined condition. {un 2 + twine} …   Australian English dictionary

  • untwine — v.tr. & intr. untwist, unwind …   Useful english dictionary

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