v. t.1.To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel.
[imp. & p. p. Tangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tangling .]
2.To involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies.
v. i.1.To be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle.
n.1.(Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina. See Kelp.
Coral and sea fan and tangle, the blooms and the palms of the ocean.
- C. Kingsley.
2.A knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers. Used also figuratively.
3.An instrument consisting essentially 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 other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.
Blue tangle
(Bot.) ee Dangleberry.
Tangle picker
(Zool.) the turnstone.
Noun1.tangle - a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
2.tangle - something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
Synonyms: maze, snarl
Verb1.tangle - 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"
2.tangle - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
Synonyms: ravel, knot
3.tangle - disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair"
Synonyms: dishevel, tousle
4.tangle - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
Synonyms: mat, entangle, snarl
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