tangle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tangle" in British English

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tanglenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/
an ​untidymass of things that are not in a ​state of ​order, or a ​state of ​confusion or ​difficulty: a tangle ofwires

tangleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ informal
to ​become or ​form, or to make something into, an ​untidymass
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tangled
adjective uk   us   /-ɡl̩d/
tangled ​string
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(Definition of tangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tangle" in American English

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tanglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtæŋ·ɡəl/
a ​messymass of things: She ​pulled the tangle of ​wires out of the ​box. Her ​hair was in a tangle.

tangleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtæŋ·ɡəl/
to ​become or ​cause something to ​become a ​messymass of things: [T] I ​tangled the ​cables and don’t ​know which is which. [I] Her ​hair tangles ​easily. [M] Who ​tangled these ​wires up?
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(Definition of tangle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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