The no-nonsense Belvin Perry Jr. presided over the tangled proceedings with aplomb.
But she tangled with a friend over abortion, and soon found herself reading technical medical books in the library.
Though both Galicot brothers reside in San Diego, their pay-phone empire appears to be a tangled web that spans continents.
The president, who has tangled with his generals, must have been kidding.
He tangled with his copy editor over this, but he stood firm, because, he says, he wanted to keep that mysterious.
Along the lower Rio Grande it forms dense, tangled thickets.
In the midst of them there is an island, to which lanes were cut through the tangled mass.
At last she came out of the woods upon a hill-side covered with the tangled undergrowth that follows a fire upon the hills.
If you stay they'll put you on the rack and get you all tangled up by firing questions at you.
Oswald asks many questions as to matters that have puzzled his mind while pondering over this tangled web.
mid-14c., nasalized variant of tagilen "to involve in a difficult situation, entangle," from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish taggla "to disorder," Old Norse þongull "seaweed"). In reference to material things, from c.1500. Meaning "to fight with" is American English, first recorded 1928. Related: Tangled; tangling. Tanglefoot (1859) was Western American English slang for "strong whiskey."
1610s, "a tangled condition," from tangle (v.).
To fight; mix it up (1928+)