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Synonyms for tangle
ˈtæŋ gəltan·gle

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tangle

    intertwist, interlock, snarl, complicate, insnare, mat

    unravel, disentangle, untwine

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  1. tanglenoun

    a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"

    maze, snarl

  2. tangle, snarl, mazeverb

    something jumbled or confused

    "a tangle of government regulations"

    labyrinth, maze, snarl

  3. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag inverb

    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

  4. ravel, tangle, knotverb

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

    entangle, knot, sweep, drag, dishevel, embroil, sweep up, ravel, unravel, ravel out, mat, drag in, snarl, tousle

  5. tousle, dishevel, tangleverb

    disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    "The strong wind tousled my hair"

    knot, sweep, drag, dishevel, embroil, sweep up, ravel, entangle, mat, drag in, snarl, tousle

  6. entangle, tangle, mat, snarlverb

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    "The child entangled the cord"

    snarl up, mat up, entangle, felt up, tousle, snarl, ravel, knot, mat, felt, embroil, matte up, drag in, sweep up, embrangle, sweep, mire, matte, dishevel, drag, snap, matt-up

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  1. ravel

    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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  1. tangleverb

    interweave (confusedly), intertwine, complicate, perplex, snarl, entangle

  2. tanglenoun

    complication, intricacy, perplexity, snarl

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  1. tanglenoun

    snarl, complication, intricacy, imbroglio, perplexity

    disentanglement, extrication

  2. tangleverb

    snarl, entangle, interweave, embroil, insnare, entrap, involve, perplex, enmesh

    disentangle, unravel, extricate

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tangle":

    entanglement, muddle, jumble, jungle, thicket

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How to use tangle in a sentence?

  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    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.

  2. Ancient Chinese Proverb:

    An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break.

  3. Charles Cooley:

    When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.

  4. Hugh Link:

    Nobody wants to accidentally tangle up a whale, we want to catch crab not anything else.

  5. Ram Kishore Yadav:

    Look at that tangle of wires, i won't be surprised if another fire breaks out around here.

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  • verwirren, Wirrwarr, sich verstrickenGerman
  • πλέκωGreek
  • enmarañar, marañaSpanish
  • درهم و برهم کردنPersian
  • tapella, tappelu, riidellä, sotkea, riita, sotkeutua, sotkuuntua, sotku, vyyhtiFinnish
  • compliquer, emmêlerFrench
  • intrecciareItalian
  • ប្រទាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ចំពាក់Khmer
  • kusutMalay
  • wirwar, verstrikkenDutch
  • zamęt, plątanina, konfliktPolish
  • enrolar-se, misturar, emaranhado, pegar, ser empurrado, capturar, emaranhar, embaraçarPortuguese
  • ссора, запутываться, клубок, путаница, конфликт, беспорядок, неразберихаRussian
  • gräl, bråk, bråka, konflikt, trassla, virrvarr, snärja, gräla, trasslig, oreda, insnärjd, röra, tampas, härva, tilltrasslad, bråte, trasselSwedish
  • ยุ่งเหยิงThai
  • ecramyî, s' ecomeler, s' ecramyî, ecomelerWalloon

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