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Definition of "untie" []

  • To undo or loosen (a knot or something knotted). (verb-transitive)
  • To free from something that binds or restrains: untie a horse from a tree. (verb-transitive)
  • To straighten out (difficulties, for example); resolve. (verb-transitive)
  • To become untied. (verb-intransitive)

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 "untie" in a sentence
  • "* This first-of-its-kind promotion will "untie" families from giving dad the traditional, same-old gift, instead offering him something he craves - a new smartphone."
  • "Replacement of paper with a computer screen, and pencil with electrons, does not "untie" the process."
  • ""untie" its aid by 2012-13, so that relief dollars can be spent in Africa, rather than on"