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tangle




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tangle
     1. v. (intransitive) to become mixed together or intertwined
           Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.
     2. v. (intransitive) to be forced into some kind of situation
     3. v. (intransitive) to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
           Don't tangle with someone three times your size.
           He tangled with the law.
     4. v. to mix together or intertwine
     5. v. to catch and hold
     6. n. A tangled twisted mass.
     7. n. A complicated or confused state or condition.
           I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.
     8. n. An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
     9. n. (mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
     10. n. A form of art which consists of sections filled with repetitive patterns.
     11. n. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
     12. n. (in the plural) An instrument consisting essentiallly of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and o

Example Sentences

The border is a tangle of wire, broken buildings and mud, bearing a resemblance to a first world war battlefield. 
What a tangle web he weaves. 
Despite the fact that legalising cannabis smoking in caftangle 

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