tangle

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to mix together or intertwine
an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
a tangled twisted mass
to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight

He tangled with the law.

a complicated or confused state or condition

I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.

to be forced into some kind of situation
to become mixed together or intertwined

Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.

to catch and hold
A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times
{v} to embroil, ensnare, mix, entangle
{n} a knot of things mingled, a sea-weed
If ideas or situations are tangled, they become confused and complicated. The themes get tangled in Mr. Mahfouz's epic storytelling You are currently in a muddle where financial and emotional concerns are tangled together. + tangled tan·gled His personal life has become more tangled than ever
Used also figuratively
something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
A knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers
tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
Any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"
You can refer to a confusing or complicated situation as a tangle. I was thinking what a tangle we had got ourselves into
a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
{i} disorderly mass, jumble; confusing or complicated condition; fight (Informal)
{f} cause to become intertwined in a confused mass; cause to become involved in a confusing or complicated situation, entangle; become twisted and tangled; fight (Informal)
To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel
To involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies
If something is tangled or tangles, it becomes twisted together in an untidy way. Animals get tangled in fishing nets and drown She tried to kick the pajamas loose, but they were tangled in the satin sheet Her hair tends to tangle He suggested that tangling fishing gear should be made a criminal offence
An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea
To be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle
a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair"
A tangle of something is a mass of it twisted together in an untidy way. A tangle of wires is all that remains of the computer and phone systems
something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations" a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines
tangle orchid
an orchid of the genus Plectorrhiza having tangled roots and long wiry stems bearing lax racemes of small fragrant green flowers
tangle up
If you are tangled up in a complicated or unpleasant situation, you are involved in it and cannot get free of it. Politicians normally avoid getting tangled up in anything to do with their electorate's savings. + tangled up tan·gled up For many days now Buddy and Joe had appeared to be more and more tangled up in secrets
tangle up
If a person or thing is tangled up in something such as wire or ropes, they are caught or trapped in it. Sheep kept getting tangled up in it and eventually the wire was removed The teeth are like razors. Once you get tangled up it will never let you go
sea tangle
any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
sea tangle
Any of various brown algae, especially of the genus Laminaria
tangled
past participle of to tangle
tangled
caffled
tangled
in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
tangled
highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
tangled
in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes
tangled
past tense of to tangle
tangles
plural of tangle
tangling
present participle of tangle
wire tangle
{i} nest of barbed wire placed in an area to prevent penetration on enemies (or thieves, etc.)
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