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untie

un·tie

untie

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn taI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: untied, unties, untying
definition 1: to free from being tied or bound.
The prisoners were untied and released.
antonyms:
bind, tie
definition 2: to loosen or undo (a knot).
antonyms:
tie
similar words:
loose
definition 3: to undo a knot or tie in; unknot.
He untied his bow tie.
antonyms:
tie
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come undone or unknotted.
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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-