a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
"they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
tangle, snarl, maze(verb)
something jumbled or confused
"a tangle of government regulations"
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)
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"
swing, sail, swing out, mat, entangle, espouse, get behind, snarl, scuff, hale, drag, sweep up, embrace, span, adopt, brush, drag out, hang back, trail, cart, puff, sweep, dishevel, traverse, broom, ravel, drag on, dredge, drop back, drag in, draw, cross, tousle, drop behind, embroil, haul, knot
ravel, tangle, knot(verb)
tangle or complicate
"a ravelled story"
tousle, dishevel, tangle(verb)
disarrange or rumple; dishevel
"The strong wind tousled my hair"
entangle, tangle, mat, snarl(verb)
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
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a spider that is raveling a fly into its web is also tangling the fly up.
the fly was tangled up in the spider's web.Submitted by Cat Lady on October 4, 2019
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Feeling of love without expressing it is like wrapping a gift and yet refusing to give it out to someone whom it is meant for. And you ought to agree with me that an unpresented gift is never appreciated, unless and until it is presented to someone whom it is meant for. Now, that is to say true love is meant to be expressed orally, practically and otherwise. Oh! yes, love is more than just a feeling. So, it should be showcased or shared. I mean, mere feeling of love is incomplete, until and unless it is expressed or shared by cash, kind, gift wise or otherwise. Yes! you heard me right, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. Therefore, let there be proofs of your love. -Emeasoba George
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.
Unless and Until you showcase your love to someone else or others you have not yet started loving truly. For, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. That is to say, the impact of your love ought to be felt maximally by someone else or others. -Emeasoba George
Look at that tangle of wires, i won't be surprised if another fire breaks out around here.
He took his key. It turned in the lock to the sounds of Aeolian music. A door opened upon slow hinges, and disclosed a winding stair within. The key vanished from his fingers. Tangle went up. Mossy followed. The door closed behind them. They climbed out of the earth; and, still climbing, rose above it. They were in the rainbow. Far abroad, over ocean and land, they could see through ours transparent walls the earth beneath their get. Stairs beside stairs wound up together, and beautiful beings of all ages climbed along with them. They knew that they were going up to the country whence the shadows fall And by this time I think they must have got there.
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- Wirrwarr, sich verstricken, verwirrenGerman
- maraña, enmarañarSpanish
- درهم و برهم کردنPersian
- riidellä, vyyhti, sotku, sotkeutua, riita, tappelu, tapella, sotkea, sotkuuntuaFinnish
- emmêler, compliquerFrench
- ចំពាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ប្រទាក់Khmer
- wirwar, verstrikkenDutch
- konflikt, plątanina, zamętPolish
- emaranhado, emaranhar, enrolar-se, misturar, embaraçar, capturar, pegar, ser empurradoPortuguese
- путаница, конфликт, неразбериха, клубок, ссора, запутываться, беспорядокRussian
- trassla, konflikt, insnärjd, trassel, virrvarr, bråte, tilltrasslad, härva, tampas, röra, oreda, trasslig, gräla, snärja, bråka, bråk, grälSwedish
- ecramyî, s' ecramyî, s' ecomeler, ecomelerWalloon
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