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Untie


UNTI'E, verb transitive

1. To loosen, as a knot; to disengage the parts that form a knot. untie the knot.

2. To unbind; to free from any fastening; as, to untie an iron chain.

3. To loosen from coils or convolution; as snakes untied.

4. To loose; to separate something attached; as, to untie the tongue.

5. To resolve; to unfold; to clear.