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Definition 1: something jumbled or confused - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tangle of government regulations

Synonyms for tangle in the sense of this definition

(tangle is a kind of ...) trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

Definition 2: a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven - [noun denoting object]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they carved their way through the tangle of vines

(tangle is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of tangle ) a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)

(... is a kind of tangle ) a matted tangle of hair or fiber

"the dog's woolly shag"

Definition 3: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass - [verb of contact]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child entangled the cord

Synonyms for tangle in the sense of this definition

(tangle is a kind of ...) form into a spiral shape

"The cord is all twisted"

(... is a kind of tangle ) mat together and make felt-like

"felt the wool"

(... is a kind of tangle ) entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Definition 4: disarrange or rumple; dishevel - [verb of contact]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The strong wind tousled my hair

Synonyms for tangle in the sense of this definition

(tangle is a kind of ...) destroy the arrangement or order of

"My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

Definition 5: tangle or complicate - [verb of contact]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ravelled story

Synonyms for tangle in the sense of this definition

(tangle is a kind of ...) spin, wind, or twist together

"intertwine the ribbons" "Twine the threads into a rope" "intertwined hearts"

Definition 6: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action - [verb of stative]

Samples where tangle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were swept up by the events
  • don't drag me into this business

Synonyms for tangle in the sense of this definition

(tangle is a kind of ...) engage as a participant

"Don't involve me in your family affairs!"

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