verb (used with object), tan·gled, tan·gling.
verb (used without object), tan·gled, tan·gling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tangletan·gle·ment, nountan·gler, nountan·gly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for tangle
The tangle of enormous fake diamonds resting on top of her cleavage sparkles at every flashbulb.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars|Scott Bixby|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pettet threw his head back and laughed as he recounted his tangle with the police.Even an Arrest Can’t Stop Clayton Pettet From Losing His Virginity in an Art Show|Nico Hines|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its solution—a tangle of suspicion that spreads from a police unit to local drug ring—is clever and well constructed.
The bloodshed began at the end of the bridge amid a tangle of flyovers near the Egyptian Museum.
Dressed in shades of green from lime to olive, she had a tangle of glittery chains around her neck.Election Night 2012: Fashion of Jubilation And Mourning|Robin Givhan|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Passing through this, a tangle of vines swinging with the great iron gate, we followed the walk toward the house.Virginia: The Old Dominion|Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
It was a formality, he said, to straighten out some tangle, so I did it.The Best Policy|Elliott Flower
"I know——" declared Isobel, feeling that, because she was a Senior, she must straighten out this tangle.Highacres|Jane Abbott
Early in the afternoon, on looking out the shack door, I saw a tangle of clouds on the sky-line.The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer
And in talk with him she could straighten out her tangle of impressions, her secret doubts and fears.Far to Seek|Maud Diver