untie


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Untie \Un*tie"\, v. t. [AS. unt[=y]gan. See 1st Un-, and
   Tie, v. t.]
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   1. To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to
      disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.
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            Sacharissa's captive fain
            Would untie his iron chain.           --Waller.
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            Her snakes untied, sulphurous waters drink. --Pope.
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   2. To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to
      unbind.
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            Though you untie the winds, and let them fight
            Against the churches.                 --Shak.
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            All the evils of an untied tongue we put upon the
            accounts of drunkenness.              --Jer. Taylor.
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   3. To resolve; to unfold; to clear.
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            They quicken sloth, perplexities untie. --Denham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Untie \Un*tie"\, v. i.
   To become untied or loosed.
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