verb (unties, untying, untied)[with object]
- Undo or unfasten (something that is tied or tied up): she knelt to untie her laces Morton untied the parcelMore example sentences
- As soon as it's tied, I untie and unwrap it again, and set it down on the pedestal.
- My current shoelaces haven't been untied for at least a year and are getting a bit ragged, so I thought it was time for some new ones.
- When she wishes to punish anyone she gives them a basket of one hundred pairs of shoes all with the laces tied in a hundred tight knots and makes them sit and untie every one.