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  • v  release from entanglement of difficulty
  • v  become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

  • Neshat dealt with her sense of displacement by trying to untangle the ideology of Islam through art.
  • A black family at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue represents a shattered political barrier, but it may take more than an election to untangle the unique dilemmas surrounding black women .
  • Like American Airlines, thousands of companies must routinely untangle the myriad variables that complicate the efficient distribution of their resources.
News & Articles

  • Chicago rail program a success, but future funding in doubt, officials say
    Some bottlenecks eliminated, but many others remain, House panel told Overpasses have been built in recent years at two of the Chicago area's most notoriously blocked rail/highway crossings, lifting delays for thousands of vehicles a day. And work is underway to untangle four other bottlenecks.        
    June 11, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • School officials take next steps toward solving overcrowding
    Towson parents asked to attend June 12 meeting As he approaches the end of his first year in office, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance has begun to untangle the messy knot of school overcrowding left for him by his predecessors.
    June 10, 2013 - Baltimore Messenger
Quotes

  • Barton Biggs in Forbes
    Under the circumstances, I can't think of anyone better qualified to untangle Citigroup than Vikram Pandit,said Barton Biggs, who was Morgan Stanley's top strategist and worked with Pandit for two decades.
  • Mike Easley in Washington Post
    The result: Gov. Mike Easley says no more executions until the state can "untangle this Gordian knot."
  • Mark Hughes in Sportinglife.com
    Nothing will be decided in the next couple of weeks,said Hughes. "Vogel has the right pedigree but his career came to a stop because he had a dispute with his previous club that took six months to untangle. I've seen him play many many...

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