Tangle meaning

tănggəl
To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl.

The fishing lines from the two boats were tangled.

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To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass.

A turtle was tangled in the fishing net.

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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage.

He got tangled up in a scheme to commit fraud.

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To be or become entangled.
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(informal) To enter into argument, dispute, or conflict.

Tangled with the law.

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A confused, intertwined mass.

A tangle of blood vessels.

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A jumbled or confused state or condition.

A tangle of conflicting reports.

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(informal) An argument or altercation.
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Any of several large edible seaweeds, especially a kelp.
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To hinder, obstruct, or confuse by or as by covering, circling, entwining, etc.
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A jumbled, confused condition.
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A perplexed state.
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(informal) A fight, quarrel, or argument.
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(intransitive) To become mixed together or intertwined.

Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.

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(intransitive) To be forced into some kind of situation.
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(intransitive) To enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.

Don't tangle with someone three times your size.

He tangled with the law.

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To mix together or intertwine.
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To catch and hold.
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Aadded tangled twisted mass.
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A complicated or confused state or condition.

I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.

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An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
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(mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
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Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
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Tangle is defined as to fight, trap, or make a knot.

An example of tangle is for two young boys to fight on the playground.

An example of tangle is to catch strands of hair in a brush.

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The definition of a tangle is a confusion, trapping or a mess.

An example of a tangle is a person stuck in a spider web.

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To catch in or as in a net or snare; trap.
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To make a knot or snarl of; intertwist.
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To become tangled.
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(informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue.
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An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl.
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Origin of tangle

  • Middle English tangilen to involve in an embarrassing situation variant of tagilen probably of Scandinavian origin Swedish dialectal taggla to entangle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of Scandinavian origin Old Norse thöngull seaweed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian tongul, Faroese tongul, Icelandic þöngull.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain; apparently a variant form of tagle.

    From Wiktionary