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, nountangler, nountangly, adverb
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Say goodbye to tangles—this 19-inch, three-tier design allows you to easily store necklaces of a variety of shapes and sizes.Jewelry organizers that will completely transform your vanity|PopSci Commerce Team|October 14, 2020|Popular Science
Meyer, who founded The Commons Project Foundation last year, says that as they began building the coronavirus platform, they realized that the confounding tangle of regulations was a major obstacle to reviving travel.The tech startup trying to restore our faith in COVID-free air travel|Vivienne Walt|October 7, 2020|Fortune
Similarly, in subatomic physics, renormalization tells physicists when they can deal with a relatively simple proton as opposed to its tangle of interior quarks.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
You can fish this setup as a hand line, but tangles are inevitable.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Tenet’s Labor Day weekend release, then, faces a tangle of uncertainty.Will ‘Tenet’ revive U.S. movie theaters as it’s finally released?|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
The process was a maddening tangle of unreliable tracking, delays, and confusion, the family member said.
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
It was litigation as entertainment—a farcical tangle of events that titillated a ready, willing, and able country.Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband?|Marlow Stern|January 19, 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
The profession remains a knotty tangle of influences and causations and aggravations and insurers.Is Psychiatry Being Stumped By the Mental Illnesses It Has to Treat?|Matthew Tiffany|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You only misunderstand each other, and with a little good will on both sides you can easily get out of your tangle.'Confidence|Henry James
She went and stood at an open window and looked out upon the deep tangle of the garden below.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I saw three kinds of sea-tangle, but could only obtain a specimen of one, resembling that which I had seen in 44° South lat.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
George jerked his peaked cap from his head, revealing a tangle of unkempt red hair.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The orchard ran down a slope of perhaps half an acre to the ferny tangle of the brook bed.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton