Etymology
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untangle (v.)
1540s, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + tangle (v.). Related: Untangled; untangling.
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unplug (v.)
1775, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + plug (v.). Related: Unplugged; unplugging.
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untether (v.)
1775, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + tether (v.). Related: Untethered; untethering.
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uncap (v.)
1560s, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + cap (v.). Related: Uncapped; uncapping.
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untwist (v.)
1530s, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + twist (v.). Related: Untwisted; untwisting.
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uncurl (v.)
1580s, intransitive; 1590s, transitive," from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + curl (v.).
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unstack (v.)
1836, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + stack (v.). Related: Unstacked; unstacking.
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unbuckle (v.)
late 14c., from un- (2) "reverse of" + buckle (v.1). Related: Unbuckled; unbuckling.
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unclog (v.)
c. 1600, from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + clog (v.). Related: Unclogged; unclogging.
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uncoil (v.)
1713 (transitive), from un- (2) "reverse, opposite of" + coil (v.). Related: Uncoiled; uncoiling.
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