Pronunciation: (un-rav'ul), [key]
—v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. to separate or disentangle the threads of (a woven or knitted fabric, a rope, etc.).
2. to free from complication or difficulty; make plain or clear; solve: to unravel a situation; to unravel a mystery.
3. Informal.to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement, or arrangement).
to become unraveled.
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