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Meaning of UNTIE

Pronunciation:  un'tI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"
  2. [v]  cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"

UNTIE is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: loosen, unbrace, unlace
 Antonyms: bind, tie
 See Also: alter, change, undo, unlash, unloose, unloosen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*tie"\, v. t. [AS. unt?gan. See 1st {Un-}, and {Tie},
    v. t.]
    1. To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to
       disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.
             Sacharissa's captive fain Would untie his iron
             chain.                                --Waller.
             Her snakes untied, sulphurous waters drink. --Pope.
    2. To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to
             Though you untie the winds, and let them fight
             Against the churches.                 --Shak.
             All the evils of an untied tongue we put upon the
             accounts of drunkenness.              --Jer. Taylor.
    3. To resolve; to unfold; to clear.
             They quicken sloth, perplexities untie. --Denham.
  2. \Un*tie"\, v. i.
    To become untied or loosed.