What does the word tangle mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To intertwine confusedly; snarl.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A confused intertwining, as of thread; confusion.

Usage examples for tangle

  1. It has been shut up so long things have grown into a tangle perhaps. – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. It being my first day back in Berlin, that programme appealed to me a lot more than did the European diplomatic tangle. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  3. More and more thought, more and more contrivance did he throw into the straightening out of this tangle between two excitable women, not, it seemed, for Lady Henry's sake, not, surely, for Miss Le Breton's sake. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward