Unravel meaning

ŭn-răvəl
To make clear of confusion or involvement; solve.
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(figuratively) To clear from complication or difficulty; to unfold; to solve.

To unravel a plot.

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To fail or become ruined or unfulfilled.

His life unraveled after the stock market crash.

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To fall apart, disintegrate, collapse, etc.

Too much drinking can cause your whole life to unravel.

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Unravel is defined as to solve, untangle or undo, or to become untangled.

An example of unravel is to solve a mystery.

An example of unravel is to have the threads separate on a sweater.

An example of unravel is to untangle a jumble of electrical cords.

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To undo (something woven or tangled); untangle or separate the threads of.
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To become unraveled.
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To separate the threads (of); disentangle.

Stop playing with the seam of the tablecloth! You will unravel it.

Mother couldn't unravel the ball of wool after the cat had played with it.

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(intransitive) To become undone.
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(figuratively) To separate the connected or united parts of; to throw into disorder; to confuse.
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To cause to fail or become ruined or unfulfilled.

Their plans to open a restaurant became unraveled.

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To become unraveled.

The seam unraveled.

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To clarify the elements of (something mysterious or baffling); solve.

The detective unraveled the mystery.

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