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Meaning & Definition of Tangle in English

English

Tangle

/tæŋgəl/

noun

1. A twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

  • "They carved their way through the tangle of vines"
    synonym:
  • tangle

2. Something jumbled or confused

  • "A tangle of government regulations"
    synonym:
  • tangle
  • ,
  • snarl
  • ,
  • maze

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • embroil
  • ,
  • tangle
  • ,
  • sweep
  • ,
  • sweep up
  • ,
  • drag
  • ,
  • drag in

2. Tangle or complicate

  • "A ravelled story"
    synonym:
  • ravel
  • ,
  • tangle
  • ,
  • knot

3. Disarrange or rumple

  • Dishevel
  • "The strong wind tousled my hair"
    synonym:
  • tousle
  • ,
  • dishevel
  • ,
  • tangle

4. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

  • "The child entangled the cord"
    synonym:
  • entangle
  • ,
  • tangle
  • ,
  • mat
  • ,
  • snarl