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Definition: to untangle (literally and figuratively), to sort out, unravel, get to the bottom of

Lui démêler les cheveux le matin, c'est un vrai cauchemar! - Untangling his hair every morning is a real nightmare!

Nous devons démêler le vrai du faux - We need to sort out the truth from the lies

Related: le démêlage - untangling, le démêlant - hair conditioner, un démêlé - dispute, quarrel

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