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Noun
A confused mass of something twisted together
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“Old cells float harmlessly in the blood until they are chemically triggered to stick together in a tangle of threads of fibrin protein.”
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A confused or complicated state
“An emergency meeting was held to address this catastrophic tangle of events.”
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A state of mental uncertainty
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“The facts have been so overwhelming that my mind is in a tangle.”
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A thing likely to lure or tempt someone into harm or error
“With help, they may not fall into the vicious tangle of shyness which can leave them reflecting on a life of missed opportunities.”
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A sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight
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An argument in which names are called
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A difficult or tangled situation
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Any of numerous marine plants and algae, such as a kelp
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A kind of kelp (Laminaria digitata) with palmately cleft fronds
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A number of things considered as a unit
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An unkempt or thick mass of hair
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A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development
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A dense group of bushes or trees
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Strong thread or string consisting of two or more strands of hemp or cotton twisted together
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A flaw or obstacle in a plan, operation, etc
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A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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To become entangled or intertwined
“She's done it again. Somehow, she has managed to tangle her hair in her hairdryer.”
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To ensnare or catch (and hold)
“We had to tangle him in a fishing net before we could get him at all, and even then most of us got mauled.”
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To become embroiled or implicated in
“He'd come home to England to race horses, tangle himself in scandals, and have notorious affairs with famous beauties.”
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To become involved in a conflict or fight with
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“Anyone who's ever tried to tangle with a teddy bear cholla knows there's a whole lot more bear than teddy to it.”
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To mentally disturb
“Every day that I say no to the dark thoughts depression tries to tangle my mind with, I am winning a battle that society has not made easy to win.”
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To make uneven
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Mix up in a confused or untidy way
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To throw into a state of mental uncertainty
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To become trapped or lodged in
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To intermingle or blend
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To involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
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To meet one's day-to-day needs
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To demand proof of the truth or rightness of
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