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Dictionary Definition

untie

Verb

1 undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner" [syn: unbrace, unlace] [ant: tie]
2 cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie" [syn: undo, loosen] [also: untying]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.
  2. To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind.
  3. To resolve; to unfold; to clear.
  4. To become untied or loosed.

Antonyms

Translations

to loosen, as something interlaced or knotted
  • Czech: rozvázat
  • trreq Dutch
  • Finnish: avata
  • French: détacher
  • trreq German
  • Italian: disfare, sciogliere
  • trreq Spanish
to free from fastening or from restraint
  • trreq Dutch
  • Finnish: irrottaa
  • French: détacher
  • trreq German
  • Italian: disfare
  • trreq Spanish
to resolve
  • Finnish: ratkaista
to become untied or loosed

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