Ravel is to tangle, or to complicate something like a question or situation.(verb)
The definition of a ravel is a cluster, tangle or knot.(noun)
A balled up, tangled knot of Christmas decorations is an example of a ravel.
See ravel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MDu ravelen (Du rafelen), akin to LowG rabbeln, Dan dial. vrøvle: for IE base see rhapsody
See ravel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb rav·eled also rav·elled, rav·el·ing also rav·el·ling, rav·els also rav·els verb, transitive
Origin: Obsolete Dutch ravelen
Origin: , from ravel, loose thread.
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