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tangle

noun

1 tangle

A twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven.

Polish: plÄ…tanina



2 tangle

Something jumbled or confused:
— A tangle of government regulations.

synonyms: maze, snarl.

Dutch: doolhof, kluwen, labyrint, warnet, warwinkel, wirwar
Polish: gmatwanina, plÄ…tanina

verb

1 tangle

Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.

synonyms: drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up.

Dutch: verstrikken, verwikkelen

2 tangle

Tangle or complicate.

synonyms: knot, ravel.

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more

3 tangle

Disarrange or rumple; dishevel.

synonyms: dishevel, tousle.

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

Dutch: ragebol, verfomfaaien

4 tangle

Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass:
— The child entangled the cord.

synonyms: entangle, mat, snarl.

Dutch: verknopen, verstrikken, verwarren


Moby thesaurus: Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, a outrance, absorb, allure, bag, bait the hook, ball up, bandy with, battle, battle it out, birdlime, bump heads, burden, can of worms, catch, catch out, catch up, catch up in ... show more.

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