Associations to the word «Tangle»


TANGLE, verb. (intransitive) to become mixed together or intertwined
TANGLE, verb. (intransitive) to be forced into some kind of situation
TANGLE, verb. (intransitive) to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
TANGLE, verb. (transitive) to mix together or intertwine
TANGLE, verb. (transitive) to catch and hold
TANGLE, noun. A tangled twisted mass.
TANGLE, noun. A complicated or confused state or condition.
TANGLE, noun. An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
TANGLE, noun. (mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
TANGLE, noun. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
TANGLE, noun. (in the plural) An instrument consisting essentiallly of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.

Dictionary definition

TANGLE, noun. A twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines".
TANGLE, noun. Something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations".
TANGLE, 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".
TANGLE, verb. Tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story".
TANGLE, verb. Disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair".
TANGLE, verb. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn