desenredar

desenredar(
dehs
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ehn
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rreh
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to remove the knots of)
a. to untangle
Estas guirnaldas de luces están difíciles de desenredar.These fairy lights are difficult to untangle.
b. to disentangle
Desde que me teñí el cabello se me forman nudos difíciles de desenredar.Ever since I dyed my hair, I've been getting knots in it that are really hard to disentangle.
2. (to clear out)
a. to sort out
El equipo se reunió para desenredar el problema provocado por la falta de organización.The team got together to sort out the problem caused by the lack of organization.
b. to resolve
La mejor forma de desenredar este lío es sentarnos a hablar sobre lo ocurrido.The best way to resolve this mess is to sit and talk about what happened.
c. to straighten out
Espero que podamos desenredar este malentendido. Seguro que todo se aclarará.I hope we can straighten out this misunderstanding. I am sure everything will clear up.
desenredarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to free oneself)
a. to extricate oneself
Pedro logró desenredarse de la difícil situación económica en la que se encontraba.Pedro was able to extricate himself from the difficult economic situation he found himself in.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
4. (to remove the knots from one's hair)
a. to untangle one's hair
Ana se desenreda el pelo todas las mañanas con un cepillo.Ana untangles her hair every morning with a hairbrush.
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desenredar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (hilos, pelo)
a. to untangle
2. (asunto)
a. to sort out
3. (problema)
a. to resolve
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (general)
a. to extricate oneself
desenredarse el peloto unknot one's hair
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desenredar
transitive verb
1 [+pelo, lana] to untangle; disentangle
2 [+dificultad, problema] to straighten out
pronominal verb
desenredarse (de un problema) to extricate o.s.;de from;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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