disentangle from

disentangle (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To untangle someone or something from someone or something else. There are so many cords plugged into this outlet that it will take us all day to disentangle each from the other.
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disentangle someone or something from someone or something

to untangle someone or something from someone or something. I helped disentangle Tony from the coils of ropes he had stumbled into. They worked feverishly to disentangle the dolphin from the net. He disentangled himself from the net.
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Sleiman refused to pose as false witness to Hizbullah's involvement in Syria exclaiming as to how the president could decline from asking the party of God to disentangle from Syria?
Written in a conversational and humorous style, the book discusses how to pay for a year away from home, how to disentangle from commitments (what to do with the house, for example), how to plan on the go, and how to deal with emergencies.
With truth impossible to disentangle from invention, Hecht followed the lead of Verissimo, his would-be informant, creating characters, rendering a tale that did not happen but that might have, probing at what it means to translate a life into words.