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Noun: tangle  tang-gul
  1. A twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
     
  2. Something jumbled or confused
    "a tangle of government regulations";
    - snarl, maze
Verb: tangle  tang-gul
  1. Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    "They were tangled up by the events";
    - embroil, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in
     
  2. Make more complicated or confused
    - ravel, knot
     
  3. Disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    "The strong wind tangled my hair";
    - tousle, dishevel
     
  4. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    "The child tangled the cord";
    - entangle, mat, snarl

Derived forms: tangled, tangling, tangles

Type of: disarrange, distort, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, involve, lace, natural object, perplexity, twine, twist

Encyclopedia: Tangle