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Meaning of unravel

un•rav•el

Pronunciation: (un-rav'ul), [key]
— v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
—v.t.
  1. to separate or disentangle the threads of (a woven or knitted fabric, a rope, etc.).
  2. to free from complication or difficulty; make plain or clear; solve: to unravel a situation; to unravel a mystery.
  3. to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement, or arrangement).
—v.i.
  1. to become unraveled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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