unraveled

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unravel \Un*rav"el\, verb (used with an object) [1st pref. un- (intensive) + ravel.]

1. To disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of; as, to unravel a stocking.

2. Hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot.

3. To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse. "Art shall be conjured for it, and nature all unraveled." --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unravel \Un*rav"el\, verb (used without an object) To become unraveled, in any sense.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

unravel

verb

1: become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread" [syn: {unravel}, {unknot}, {unscramble}, {untangle}, {unpick}] [ant: {knot}, {ravel}, {tangle}]

2: disentangle; "can you unravel the mystery?" [syn: {ravel}, {unravel}, {ravel out}] [ant: {knot}, {ravel}, {tangle}]

3: become undone; "the sweater unraveled" [syn: {run}, {unravel}]


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