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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  untie
      v 1: undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner" [syn: untie,
           unbrace, unlace] [ant: bind, tie]
      2: cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot";
         "loosen the necktie" [syn: untie, undo, loosen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "untie":
     cast off, detach, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage,
     disentangle, doff, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, remove,
     take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbridle, unbuckle, unbutton,
     uncage, unchain, unclasp, undo, unfasten, unfetter, ungag, unglue,
     unhandcuff, unhobble, unlace, unlash, unlatch, unleash, unlock,
     unloose, unloosen, unmanacle, unmuzzle, unpen, unpinion,
     unscramble, unshackle, unstick, unstrap, untangle, untether,
     untruss, untwine, unyoke, weigh anchor
  
  

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