tangle Definition

  • 1to twist or become twisted together into a confused mass
  • 2to involve someone or something in difficulties, problems, or arguments
  • 3a confused mass of something twisted together

Using tangle: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tangle" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The fishing lines were tangled together.

  • Example

    I got tangled up in the wires.

  • Example

    The company was tangled in a legal dispute.

  • Example

    Her hair was a tangle of knots.

  • Example

    The garden was a tangle of weeds and vines.

tangle Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for tangle

Phrases with tangle

  • to become involved in a difficult or complicated situation


    He got tangled up in a web of lies.

  • a complex and confusing situation, often involving deceit or trickery


    The investigation uncovered a tangled web of corruption and fraud.

  • to get into an argument or fight with someone


    He didn't want to tangle with the boss over the issue.


Summary: tangle in Brief

The term 'tangle' [ˈtæŋɡl] refers to a twisted mass of something, such as fishing lines or hair, or to becoming involved in difficulties or arguments. It can be used as both a verb and a noun, with synonyms like 'entangle' and 'snarl.' Phrases like 'get tangled up' and 'tangled web' denote complex situations, while 'tangle with someone' means to get into an argument or fight.