UK [ˌdɪsɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "disentangle":
present tense I/you/we/they disentangle he/she/it disentangles present participle disentangling past tense disentangled past participle disentangled
a) to separate something from the thing that is holding it or is twisted around it
b) to remove knots in rope, wool etc
2) to separate ideas so that they are no longer confused
3) to get yourself out of a situation that you no longer want to be involved in

She was desperate to disentangle herself from the relationship.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • disentangle — ► VERB ▪ free from entanglement; untwist …   English terms dictionary

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