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tangle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/
an untidy mass of things that are not in a state of order, or a state of confusion or difficulty: a tangle of wires

tangle

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ informal
to become or form, or to make something into, an untidy mass
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tangled
adjective uk   us   /-ɡl̩d/
tangled string
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