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disentangle

verb
     
dis‧en‧tan‧gle [transitive]
1 to 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)

to escape from a difficult situation that you are involved in:
She had just disentangled herself from a long relationship.
3 to remove knots from ropes, strings etc that have become twisted or tied together
4 to separate something from the things that are twisted around it

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