Complete Definition of "unravel"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ævÉôl|-ævÉôl

Verb
en-verb|unravels|unraveling or unravelling|unraveled or unravelled|unraveled or unravelled

  1. to separate the threads (of)

#:Stop playing with the seam of the table cloth! You will unravel it.
#:Mother couldn't unravel the ball of wool anymore after the cat had played with it.

Usage note
unraveling and unraveled are primarily US while unravelling and unravelled are primarily UK.

Synonyms
unriddle
solve
unsnarl
disentangle

Translations
Finnish: purkaa
French: dénouer, démêler, résoudre
German: entwirren, enträtseln
Portuguese: desemaranhar
Spanish: desenmarañar

Category:English ergative verbs

io:unravel
te:unravel
vi:unravel
zh:unravel

Revision and Credits for"unravel"
  • 2007-12-16 15:40 - RJFJR - /* Verb */ correction: unraveling and unraveled are primarily US while unravelling and unravelled are primarily UK.

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