unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick(verb)
become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
"unravel the thread"
ravel, unravel, ravel out(verb)
"can you unravel the mystery?"
"the sweater unraveled"
to separate the threads (of)
to disentangle; to disengage or separate the threads of; as, to unravel a stocking
hence, to clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve; as, to unravel a plot
to separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse
to become unraveled, in any sense
"Unravel" is the third song on the album Homogenic by Björk, which was released in 1997. The song features a prominent example of Björk's use of a half-singing, half-speaking technique which, according to folklore specialist Njall Sigurason, is comparable to that of Old Icelandic choirmen. Structurally, the song is made up of a slowly sweeping melody, saxophones, a church organ, and distant-sounding electronic beats.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-rav′el, v.t. to take out of a ravelled state: to unfold or explain: to separate.—v.i. to be disentangled.—adj Unrav′elable.—ns. Unrav′eller; Unrav′elment.
The numerical value of unravel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of unravel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of unravel in a Sentence
Unravel the mysteries of life by LIVING in the NOW!
There will be a continuous effort to unravel everything.
It would unravel the British deal, really, because the basic assumption is that this is a proposal for the UK.
Like many mysteries in astronomy, it may take years, if not decades, of observational and theoretical efforts to unravel it.
It's this most amazing logistical system, But as soon as you say you can no longer transport the animals, it all starts to unravel.
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- zunichte gemacht werden, einstürzen, aufdröseln, auflösen, zusammenstürzen, auftrennen, zugrundegehen, vernichtet werden, lösen, zusammenbrechen, ausfasern, enthüllen, zusammenfallen, zerfasern, entwirren, enträtseln, auseinanderdröseln, offenlegenGerman
- desenredar, deshilar, desenmarañarSpanish
- résoudre, démêler, dénouerFrench
- szálakra bont, kibogozHungarian
- sfilacciare, smagliare, districare, disfareItalian
- 解く, ほぐすJapanese
- wete, whakamatara, wetewete, ui, weweteMāori
- ontrafelen, ontwarrenDutch
- распутать, распутыватьRussian
- reda ut, rämna, fransaSwedish
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