from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To loosen or separate (something twisted) by turning in the opposite direction; unwind.
- intransitive v. To become untwisted.
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- v. Remove a twist (from)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as that which is twisted; to untwine.
- transitive v. To untie; to open; to disentangle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate and open, as threads twisted; turn back from being twisted. Figuratively, to disentangle; solve: as, to untwist a riddle.
- To become separate and loose or straight from having been twisted.
- n. A twist in the opposite direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to become untwisted
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(Apparently Komeito foresees that an election will "untwist" the Diet.
Could my HD blinds be defective? untwist the cords and let the shade all the way down. holding both cords together pull it up and down to desired length. pull both cords either to the right or left to lock in place.
A little more expensive but less likely to untwist/unravel.
It helps to untwist and unbunch them, reduces drying time and, best of all, reduces wrinkles.
Not untwist — slack they may be — these last strands of man
Then you turn the toy upside down and realize you have another 30 minutes to go before you can untwist those damn industrial twist ties (created by satan).
Before anyone tries to play Peta Bingo, untwist those knickers.
And that's why these psychological interventions sometimes work better than scalpels: They help us to untwist our thoughts.
Fiji residents untwist a fishing net in Tobou, Fiji.
So Strapworld et all can untwist their knickers and stop running around like headless chickens.