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untie

un·tie

untie

 
pronunciation:
uhn taI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: untied, unties, untying
definition 1: to free from being tied or bound.
The police found the man who had been kidnapped and untied him.
antonyms:
bind, tie
definition 2: to loosen or undo.
Katya untied the knots in her cat's cradle string.
antonyms:
tie
similar words:
loose
definition 3: to come undone.
Jim's shoelace untied and he tripped.
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The word untie contains the following part:
un-2 Old English prefix that means reverse (an action)
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synonyms:
de-, dis-