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disentangle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisentangledis‧en‧tan‧gle /ˌdɪsənˈtæŋɡəl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SEPARATEto separate different ideas or pieces of information that have become confused together 🔊 It’s very difficult to disentangle fact from fiction in what she’s saying.2 disentangle yourself (from somebody/something)3 TIEto remove knots from ropes, strings etc that have become twisted or tied together4 to separate something from the things that are twisted around it→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
disentangleThe reasons for these variations are difficult to disentangle.One arm disentangled itself from the covers, her fingers curling indolently into the fine cotton of the quilt.Investigators had to disentangle Maxwell's complicated financial affairs.Our concern here is not to try to disentangle New Liberalism from Fabian socialist thought.It is hard to disentangle propaganda from fantasy.As these examples suggest, it becomes increasingly difficult to disentangle royal and ducal retinues.However, they can be disentangled sufficiently to allow our study of lexical semantics to proceed.The balls of wool were all mixed up, and I couldn't disentangle them.In politics, it is seldom easy to disentangle what is right from what is handy.
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Verb table
disentangle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisentangle
he, she, itdisentangles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisentangled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disentangled
he, she, ithas disentangled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disentangled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disentangle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disentangled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disentangling
he, she, itis disentangling
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you, we, theyare disentangling
Past
I, he, she, itwas disentangling
you, we, theywere disentangling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disentangling
he, she, ithas been disentangling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disentangling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disentangling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disentangling
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