(noun, verb)


1. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

- they carved their way through the tangle of vines

Definition categories: object

2. something jumbled or confused

- a tangle of government regulations

Similar word(s): maze, snarl

Definition categories: thought, perplexity

Sentences with tangle as a noun:

- I tried to sort through this tangle and got nowhere.


1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Similar word(s): drag, embroil, sweep

Definition categories: stative, involve

2. tangle or complicate

Similar word(s): knot, ravel

Definition categories: contact, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

3. disarrange or rumple; dishevel

Similar word(s): dishevel, tousle

Definition categories: contact, disarrange

4. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

- The child entangled the cord

Similar word(s): entangle, mat, snarl

Definition categories: contact, distort, twine, twist

Sentences with tangle as a verb:

- Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.

- Don't tangle with someone three times your size.

- He tangled with the law.