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Synonyms for tangle
ˈtæŋ gəltan·gle

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tangle

    intertwist, interlock, snarl, complicate, insnare, mat

    unravel, disentangle, untwine

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Editors Contribution

  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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tangleverb

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

  2. tanglenoun

    complication, intricacy, perplexity, snarl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tanglenoun

    snarl, complication, intricacy, imbroglio, perplexity

    disentanglement, extrication

  2. tangleverb

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

    disentangle, unravel, extricate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tangle":

    entanglement, muddle, jumble, jungle, thicket

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How to use tangle in a sentence?

  1. Ram Kishore Yadav:

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

  2. 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.

  3. George Mac Donald:

    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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    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

  5. 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.

Translations for tangle

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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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