When you tangle a handful of cable cords, this is an example of when you ravel.
When someone asks you a question and you give a wandering and confusing answer that only complicates matters, this is an example of when you ravel.
A balled up, tangled knot of Christmas decorations is an example of a ravel.
Parts of his argument were all raveled up.
- 1871, Popular Science News, Volumes 5-7, edition Digitized, published 2011, page 61.... and in them are minute glands, which resemble ravelled tubes ...
- 2011 September 10, Martha T. Moore, “After 9/11, dinner gang raises funds to honor those lost", USA Today, accessed on 2012-08-24.But the real work of the First Thursday Foundation is remembering, and its biggest gift is knitting back together lives raveled by loss.