Pronunciation: (un-rav'ul),[key] —v.,-eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.)-elled, -el•ling.
—v.t. 1. to separate or disentangle the threads of (a woven or knitted fabric, a rope, etc.).
2. to free from complication or difficulty; make plain or clear; solve: to unravel a situation; to unravel a mystery. 3. Informal.to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement, or arrangement).