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untie

untie(
uhn
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tay
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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 unfasten)
a. desatar
I'm going to need help untying this knot.Voy a necesitar de ayuda para desatar este nudo.
b. deshacer
Someone has tied this knot so tight I can't untie it.Alguien apretó tanto el nudo que no lo puedo deshacer.
c. desamarrar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He was untying his shoelaces to get a stone out of his shoe.Desamarraba los cordones para sacarse una piedra del zapato.
2. (to free the bonds of)
a. soltar
She screamed at her captors to untie her, but they ignored her.Pidió a sus captores a gritos que la soltaran, pero no le hicieron caso.
b. desatar
The guards only untied the prisoners at mealtimes.Los guardias solo desataban a los prisioneros a las horas de las comidas.
c. desamarrar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The man untied his horse, mounted, and rode off.El hombre desamarró su caballo, montó y partió.
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untie
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. desatar
to untie a knotdesatar or deshacer un nudo
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
untie [ˈʌnˈtaɪ]
transitive verb
[+shoelace, shoe, animal] desatar; [+knot, parcel] deshacer;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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