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Noun: tangle  tang-gul
  1. A complicated or confused mass of things twisted together
    "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. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    "The child tangled the cord";
    - entangle, mat, snarl
  2. Disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    "The strong wind tangled my hair";
    - tousle, dishevel
  3. 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
  4. Make more complicated or confused
    - ravel, knot

Derived forms: tangles, tangled, tangling

Type of: disarrange, distort, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, interwind, intwine [archaic], involve, lace, natural object, perplexity, twine, twist

Antonym: untangle

Encyclopedia: Tangle