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1. tangle

a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

Example Sentences:
'they carved their way through the tangle of vines'

2. maze, snarl, tangle

something jumbled or confused

Example Sentences:
'a tangle of government regulations'


3. drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up, tangle

force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Example Sentences:
'They were swept up by the events'
'don't drag me into this business'

4. knot, ravel, tangle

tangle or complicate

Example Sentences:
'a ravelled story'

5. dishevel, tangle, tousle

disarrange or rumple; dishevel

Example Sentences:
'The strong wind tousled my hair'

6. entangle, mat, snarl, tangle

twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

Example Sentences:
'The child entangled the cord'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tangle
a confused or complicated mass of hairs, lines, fibres, etc, knotted or coiled together
a complicated problem, condition, or situation
to become or cause to become twisted together in a confused mass
4. (intransitive; often foll by with)
to come into conflict; contend
to tangle with the police
5. (transitive)
to involve in matters which hinder or confuse
to tangle someone in a shady deal
6. (transitive)
to ensnare or trap, as in a net
alternative names (esp Scot) for oarweed

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtangled or ˈtangling
to hinder, obstruct, or confuse by or as by covering, circling, entwining, etc.
to catch in or as in a net or snare; trap
to make a knot or snarl of; intertwist
verb intransitive
to become tangled
5.  Informal
to fight, quarrel, or argue
an intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
a jumbled, confused condition
a perplexed state
9.  Informal
a fight, quarrel, or argument

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. tan·gled, tan·gling, tan·gles
1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl: The fishing lines from the two boats were tangled.
2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass: A turtle was tangled in the fishing net.
3. 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.
1. To be or become entangled.
2. Informal To enter into argument, dispute, or conflict: tangled with the law.
1. A confused, intertwined mass: a tangle of blood vessels.
2. A jumbled or confused state or condition: a tangle of conflicting reports.
3. Informal An argument or altercation.
Any of several large edible seaweeds, especially a kelp.

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