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Tangle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tangle n
  1. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
  2. something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations" [syn: snarl, maze] v
  3. 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" [syn: embroil, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in]
  4. tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story" [syn: ravel, knot] [ant: unravel, unravel]
  5. disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair" [syn: tousle, dishevel]
  6. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord" [syn: entangle, mat, snarl] [ant: disentangle, disentangle]
Tangle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tangle \Tan"gle\, v. i. To be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle.
Tangle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tangle \Tan"gle\, n.
  1. [Cf. Icel. [thorn]["o]ngull. See Tang seaweed.] (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. [From Tangle, v.] 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. pl. An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <234821.72073.1291753752@catflap.bishopston.net>
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* The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities. - Theodore Roosevelt


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