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1Not fastened or knotted:‘a Chinese vases was smashed when a museum visitor tripped over his untied shoe’‘a bow tie dangling untied’figurative ‘look for any obvious clues in the files, any leads, any untied ends’
free, on the loose, loose, set loose, at large, unconfined, roamingView synonyms
- ‘He beat everyone by 100-plus yards - and, I swear to you, his shoes were untied.’
- ‘The career that resulted shoots him all over the shop like an untied balloon.’
- ‘I managed to yelp an endearment to the dirty blonde, trying to manage three bags, a coat, and untied shoes all while running towards school.’
- ‘She comes flying down in her bathrobe and untied sneakers; he's still buttoning his shirt.’
- ‘Watch for an impressive, sombre solo done with untied pointe shoes.’
- ‘Christa offered her daughter a snack then turned to Liz as her daughter raced back inside, untied laces and pigtails flapping.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the Universe likes to laugh at my expense so of course I managed to trip over an untied shoe lace and did a face plant onto the driveway.’
- ‘She ran her hand through her untied hair in frustration.’
- ‘Her untied braid was coming free, the ends hanging loosely.’
- ‘Bruising had already started to form on his arms and on his feet were his Puma sneakers, with one very incriminating untied shoelace.’
- ‘As he was waiting he noticed his shoe was untied.’
- ‘A single untied shoelace, one feels, could provoke a major tragedy.’
- ‘That left Alabama, the two-time defending champion, as the nation's only unbeaten, untied team.’
- ‘By the time I came into the living room, Susannah was lying down on the couch with her jacket half-on and her untied shoes on the wrong feet.’
- ‘Naturally this all appeared strange to her when it was accompanied by his white T-shirt, worn jeans and untied sneakers.’
- ‘This activity requires a single untied Raccoon Circle, stretched into a straight line.’
2(of an international loan or aid) not given subject to the condition that it should be used for purchases from the donor country:‘untied German credits to the Soviet Union’
- ‘Last year, Japan provided China with $1.7 billion in untied, heavily subsidized loans.’
- ‘The loan is supposed to be used for modernizing consumer goods industries, but the lawmakers view it as part of a rising supply of untied credits that could be tapped by the Soviet military.’
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