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untie

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtʌɪ
 
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Definition of untie in English:

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 parcel
More 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.
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Origin

Old English untīgan (see un-2, tie).

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