Definition of untied in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtʌɪd/


1Not fastened or knotted: a Chinese vases was smashed when a museum visitor tripped over his untied shoe a bow tie dangling untied figurative look for any obvious clues in the files, any leads, any untied ends
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  • Naturally this all appeared strange to her when it was accompanied by his white T-shirt, worn jeans and untied sneakers.
  • She comes flying down in her bathrobe and untied sneakers; he's still buttoning his shirt.
  • Her untied braid was coming free, the ends hanging loosely.
2(Of an international loan or aid) not given subject to the condition that it should be used for purchases from the donor country: untied German credits to the Soviet Union
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  • Last year, Japan provided China with $1.7 billion in untied, heavily subsidized loans.
  • The loan is supposed to be used for modernizing consumer goods industries, but the lawmakers view it as part of a rising supply of untied credits that could be tapped by the Soviet military.

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