Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tangle

2 senses of tangle

Sense 1
tangle -- (a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines")
       => natural object -- (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Sense 2
tangle, snarl, maze -- (something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations")
       => perplexity -- (trouble or confusion resulting from complexity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tangle

4 senses of tangle

Sense 1
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in -- (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")
       => involve -- (engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!")

Sense 2
ravel, tangle, knot -- (tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story")
       => intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace -- (spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts")

Sense 3
tousle, dishevel, tangle -- (disarrange or rumple; dishevel; "The strong wind tousled my hair")
       => disarrange -- (destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk")

Sense 4
entangle, tangle, mat, snarl -- (twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord")
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

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