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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
- ‘Watch for an impressive, sombre solo done with untied pointe shoes.’
- ‘As he was waiting he noticed his shoe was untied.’
- ‘The career that resulted shoots him all over the shop like an untied balloon.’
- ‘Bruising had already started to form on his arms and on his feet were his Puma sneakers, with one very incriminating untied shoelace.’
- ‘She ran her hand through her untied hair in frustration.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He beat everyone by 100-plus yards - and, I swear to you, his shoes were untied.’
- ‘Her untied braid was coming free, the ends hanging loosely.’
- ‘That left Alabama, the two-time defending champion, as the nation's only unbeaten, untied team.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Naturally this all appeared strange to her when it was accompanied by his white T-shirt, worn jeans and untied sneakers.’
- ‘She comes flying down in her bathrobe and untied sneakers; he's still buttoning his shirt.’
- ‘This activity requires a single untied Raccoon Circle, stretched into a straight line.’
- ‘A single untied shoelace, one feels, could provoke a major tragedy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Christa offered her daughter a snack then turned to Liz as her daughter raced back inside, untied laces and pigtails flapping.’
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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Last year, Japan provided China with $1.7 billion in untied, heavily subsidized loans.’
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