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English definition of “tangle”

tangle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  
an untidy mass of things that are not in a state of order, or a state of confusion or difficulty: a tangle of wiresBending, twisting and curvingConfusion, confusing and feeling confused

tangle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ informal us  
to become or form, or to make something into, an untidy mass
See also
Bending, twisting and curving
tangled
adjective uk   /-ɡl̩d/ us  
tangled stringBending, twisting and curvingDirty and untidy
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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