1. [ noun ] a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

"they carved their way through the tangle of vines"

Related terms: natural_object hairball shag hairball entangle
2. [ noun ] something jumbled or confused
Synonyms: snarl maze complication

"a tangle of government regulations"

Related terms: perplexity snarl
3. [ verb ] disarrange or rumple; dishevel
Synonyms: dishevel tousle

"The strong wind tousled my hair"

Related terms: disarrange
4. [ verb ] tangle or complicate
Synonyms: knot ravel

"a ravelled story"

Related terms: unravel unravel intertwine knot run
5. [ verb ] force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
Synonyms: sweep embroil sweep_up drag drag_in

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

Related terms: involve imbroglio
6. [ verb ] twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
Synonyms: mat snarl entangle

"The child entangled the cord"

Related terms: disentangle disentangle twist disfigure enmesh felt complication
Similar spelling:   tangled