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tangle

tan·gle

tangle

 
 
pronunciation:
taeng gl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: tangled, tangles, tangling
definition 1: to mix or twist into a confused mass.
The cat tangled the yarn.
synonyms:
entangle, mat, mix up, snarl
antonyms:
untangle
similar words:
foul, jumble, mess up, scramble
definition 2: to involve in a complicated or confused situation; entangle.
Don't tangle me in your problems.
synonyms:
entangle
similar words:
complicate, jumble, ravel, snarl
definition 3: to be or become mixed up in a confused mass.
My hair tangled in the wind.
synonyms:
mat, twist
similar words:
jumble
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a confused, mixed up mass.
Her hair is a tangle of curls.
synonyms:
mat, snarl
similar words:
jumble, mess, tumble
definition 2: a complicated or confusing condition or situation.
The boss walked out and left them with a tangle.
synonyms:
jam, jumble, mix-up, snarl
similar words:
jungle, knot, mess, muddle, tumble, web
derivations: tangly (adj.), tangler (n.)