Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "unsnarl" [unsnarl]

  • To free of snarls; disentangle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unsnarl" in a sentence
  • "Donovan, with a .38-caliber pistol strapped to his waist, had to make several trips to the dense Burmese jungle just off the northern Thai border to unsnarl problems with the flights."
  • "The OccupyWallStreet movement has attracted a diverse, articulate and educated group united in their resolve to unsnarl the tentacles of Wall Street's vampire squids from around society's arteries."
  • "The phenomenon began six decades ago, when a young traffic engineer named Henry Barnes arrived in Denver on a mission to unsnarl the chaotic streets."