Date: 1538 transitive verb to separate the twisted parts of ; untwine intransitive verb to become untwined

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Untwist — Un*twist , v. t. [1st pref. un + twist.] [1913 Webster] 1. To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as that which is twisted; to untwine. [1913 Webster] If one of the twines of the twist do untwist, The twine that untwisteth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untwist — [untwist′] vt., vi. to turn in the opposite direction so as to loosen or separate; untwine …   English World dictionary

  • untwist — index disentangle, simplify (clarify) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • untwist — /un twist /, v.t., v.i. to bring or come out of a twisted condition. [1530 40; UN 2 + TWIST] * * * …   Universalium

  • untwist — verb Remove a twist (from) …   Wiktionary

  • untwist — Synonyms and related words: answer, bottom, clarify, clear up, crack, debug, decipher, decode, disembroil, disentangle, disintricate, disinvolve, divine, do, dope, dope out, explain, fathom, figure out, find out, find the answer, find the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • untwist — v. undo something that is twisted; untie a knot; solve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • untwist — verb open from a twisted position …   English new terms dictionary

  • untwist — v. a. Disentangle, ravel, unravel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • untwist — un·twist …   English syllables

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