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 for untwist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Untwist \Un*twist"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + twist.]
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     1. To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as
        that which is twisted; to untwine.
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              If one of the twines of the twist do untwist,
              The twine that untwisteth, untwisteth the twist.
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     2. To untie; to open; to disentangle. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cause to become untwisted [ant: distort, twine,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "untwist":
     answer, bottom, clarify, clear up, crack, debug, decipher, decode,
     disembroil, disentangle, disintricate, disinvolve, divine, do,
     dope, dope out, explain, fathom, figure out, find out,
     find the answer, find the solution, get, get right, guess,
     guess right, have it, hit it, interpret, make out, open the lock,
     plumb, psych, psych out, puzzle out, ravel, ravel out, resolve,
     riddle, solve, sort out, unbraid, unclutter, uncoil, undo, unknot,
     unlock, unmix, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, unsnarl, untangle,
     unthread, untwine, unweave, unwind, work, work out

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