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To remove tangles or knots.
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  1. To remove tangles or knots.
  2. To straighten out (something puzzling or complicated); clarify or resolve.
  3. To free from confusion; clear up; put in order
To free from something that entangles, confuses, etc.; extricate; disengage
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  1. To free from something that entangles, confuses, etc.; extricate; disengage
  2. To get free from a tangle
  3. To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
To clean, polish, or groom with a brush:
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  1. To clean, polish, or groom with a brush:
  2. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  3. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
To become smooth
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  1. To become smooth
  2. To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
  3. To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled:
To arrange a display in:
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  1. To arrange a display in:
  2. To decorate or adorn:
  3. To wear formal clothes:
To clean and curry (a horse, dog, etc.)
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  1. To clean and curry (a horse, dog, etc.)
  2. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose:
  3. To clean the fur, feathers, etc. of itself or another animal, often as a social activity
1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
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  1. 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
  2. To prepare (tanned leather) by soaking, scraping, cleaning, beating, etc.
  3. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
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  1. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
  2. To injure the surface of by rubbing against something rough or sharp:
  3. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
To bring about or come to an agreement concerning; settle:
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  1. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning; settle:
  2. (Music) To adapt (a composition) to other instruments or voices than those for which it was written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
  3. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
To utter in a rough, grating tone
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  1. To utter in a rough, grating tone
  2. To make a rough, grating sound
  3. To scrape or rub with or as with a file
To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
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  1. To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  2. To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
  3. (Intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
To trim (an artificial fishing fly) with a hackle.
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  1. To trim (an artificial fishing fly) with a hackle.
  2. To separate the fibers of (flax, hemp, etc.) with a hackle
  3. To cut roughly; hack; mangle
To separate (flax fibers) with a hatchel, or comb.
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  1. To separate (flax fibers) with a hatchel, or comb.
To comb out or brush with a card.
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  1. To comb out or brush with a card.
  2. To list (something) on a card; catalog.
  3. To use a card on (fibers) in preparation for spinning
To come apart; become detached:
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  1. To come apart; become detached:
  2. To put space between; space apart or scatter:
  3. To single out or set apart from others for a special purpose; sort; segregate
To provoke:
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  1. To provoke:
  2. To select or choose, esp. in a careful or fussy manner
  3. To break up, pierce, or dig up (soil, rock, etc.) with something sharply pointed; use a pick on
To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.
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  1. To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.
  2. To separate the fibers of; card or comb (flax, wool, etc.)
  3. To disentangle and dress the fibers of (wool, for example).
Alternative spelling of backcomb.
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  1. Alternative spelling of backcomb.
To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
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  1. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
  2. To scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
  3. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
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  1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
  2. To loot or pillage. See also sack.
  3. To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies:
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  1. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies:
  2. To provide with forage; feed
  3. To wander in search of food or provisions.
To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
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  1. To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
  2. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
  3. To loot or pillage. See also sack.
To discover by searching thoroughly.
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  1. To discover by searching thoroughly.
  2. To search something thoroughly and with disregard for the way in which things were arranged.
  3. (Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
To search through or over thoroughly:
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  1. To search through or over thoroughly:
  2. To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
  3. To clean (wheat)
  1. To search exhaustively.
  2. To cause something to fall by shaking it, or something it is attached down.
  3. (By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
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