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tangle

 
Noun tangle has 2 senses
  1. tangle - a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
    --1 is a kind of
    natural object
    --1 has particulars: hairball, hair ball, trichobezoar; shag
    Derived forms: verb tangle4, verb tangle3
  2. tangle, snarl, maze - something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
    --2 is a kind of perplexity
    Derived form: verb tangle2
Verb tangle has 4 senses
  1. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in - force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"
    --1 is one way to involve
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  2. ravel, tangle, knot - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
    --2 is one way to intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace
    Derived form: noun tangle2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. tousle, dishevel, tangle - disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair"
    --3 is one way to disarrange
    Derived form: noun tangle1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
    --4 is one way to twist, twine, distort
    Derived form: noun tangle1
    Sample sentence:
    They tangle their hair
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