Definition of untie :
1. To become untied or loosed.
2. To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind.
3. To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.
4. To resolve; to unfold; to clear.
tease apart, undo, unfurl, deliver, unwrap, let out, relax, disengage, knot, unfasten, unlace, knotted, unmake, unloosen, slip, enfranchise, loosen, unlash, tighten, unloose, unhitch, unknot, unbrace, unclasp, loose, let someone go, tease
free (part of speech: verb)
- As these requests availed nothing, and the monarch refused even to believe in the reality of her appearance, she at last tied a knot in a lace collar, declaring that " if mortal fingers could untie the knot, the king and Lady Horatia might laugh at her words." - "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.
- Then, my poor goat, I'll not untie the rope that's round your neck, for you can't go to the Hill of Horns without this cat riding on your back. - "The King of Ireland's Son", Padraic Colum.
- Anyway, he can untie one of them deep, boomin' voices, and with that long, serious face of his helpin' out the general effect- well, it's kind of impressive. - "The House of Torchy", Sewell Ford.