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Noun
Difficult or tangled situations
Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for a confused or complicated state
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“An emergency meeting was held to address this catastrophic tangle of events.”
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Plural for the state or quality of being confused or puzzled
“The facts have been so overwhelming that my mind is in a tangle.”
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Plural for a difficult situation, or the involvement in one
“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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Plural for a physical fight or brawl
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Plural for a petty quarrel, especially one between friends or lovers
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Plural for a sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight
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Plural for an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation
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Plural for a unit, grouping or configuration of things
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Plural for the result of tying, knotting or joining something together
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Plural for any of numerous marine plants and algae, such as a kelp
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Plural for a kind of kelp (Laminaria digitata) with palmately cleft fronds
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Plural for an unkempt or thick mass of hair
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Plural for an angry or negative reaction to an event or action
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Plural for a dense group of bushes or trees
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Plural for a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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Plural for a temporary difficulty or problem
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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)
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“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
“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 intermingle or blend
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To disorder or disarrange the order or neatness of
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To make uneven
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To confound or perplex someone
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To become trapped or lodged in
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To make something more complex
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Have a heated argument or disagreement
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