Tangle is defined as to fight, trap, or make a knot.(verb)
The definition of a tangle is a confusion, trapping or a mess.(noun)
An example of a tangle is a person stuck in a spider web.
See tangle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tanglen, prob. nasalized var. of taglen, to entangle, akin to Swed dial. taggla, to disarrange
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verb tan·gled, tan·gling, tan·gles verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English tangilen, to involve in an embarrassing situation
Origin: , variant of tagilen
Origin: , probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Swedish dialectal taggla, to entangle.
Origin: Of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Old Norse thöngull, seaweed.
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