AskDefine | Define disentangle

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1 release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task" [syn: extricate, untangle, disencumber]
2 extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?" [syn: unsnarl, straighten out] [ant: entangle, entangle]
3 free from involvement or entanglement; "How can I disentangle myself from her personal affiars?" [syn: disinvolve, disembroil]
4 separate the tangles of [syn: unwind]
5 smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool" [syn: comb, comb out]

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  1. To free something from entanglement; to extricate or unknot
    I had to disentangle him from his own shoelaces.
  2. To unravel a mystery etc
  3. To become free or untangled

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