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ravel

noun

1 Ravel

French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937).

synonym: Maurice Ravel.



2 ravel

A row of unravelled stitches.

synonyms: ladder, run.

Dutch: ladder

verb

1 ravel

Disentangle:
— Can you unravel the mystery?.

synonyms: ravel out, unravel.

Roget 59: be disorderly etc. adj.; ferment, play at cross-purposes.    put out of order; derange etc. 61; ravel etc. 219; ruffle, rumple.    ... show more

Roget 60: reduce to order, bring into order; introduce order into; rally.    arrange, dispose, place, form; put in order, set in order, place in order; set out, collocate, pack, ... show more

Roget 704: be difficult etc. adj.; run one hard, go against the grain, try one's patience, put one out; put to one's shifts, put to one's wit's end; go hard with one, try one; pose, perplex etc. ... show more

Dutch: ontknopen, ontraadselen, ontwarren, uiteenrafelen

2 ravel

Tangle or complicate:
— A ravelled story.

synonyms: knot, tangle.

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, answer, ball up, bottom, can of worms, clarify, clear up, complex, complicate, confound, confuse, crack, debug, decipher, decode, disembroil, disentangle, disintricate ... show more.

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