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Noun: untangling  ,ún'tang-g(u-)ling
  1. The act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
    - unsnarling, disentanglement, extrication
Verb: untangle  ,ún'tang-gul
  1. Release from entanglement of difficulty
    "I cannot untangle myself from this task";
    - extricate, disentangle, disencumber
     
  2. Become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    "untangle the thread";
    - unravel, unknot, unscramble, unpick

Type of: disengage, free, freeing, liberation, release, undo

Encyclopedia: Untangle