Definition of 'tangle'
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Example sentences containing 'tangle'
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Me too) and tangles her hair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The village is a tangle of streets with some fantastic fish restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One bandaged leg is visible from the tangle of sheets on his hospital bed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had been on top of me in a tangle of sheets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Both can lead to the most terrible mental tangles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our culture is all too eager to show us how to manage the mystery and the tangles of life. Christianity Today (2000)It could tangle our legs together. The Sun (2012)Today, the sea laps tamely over the shingle beach beside the tangle of narrow streets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Aren't we getting into a bit of a tangle with our different ages of consent? Times, Sunday Times (2008)I also got a bit tangled up in all the reeds. The Sun (2012)Just drive off the cliff and take in the tangle of cobbled streets and ochre houses as you plunge to the port at the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One of the front gardens had been paved over for car parking, while the other was a wild tangle popular with local foxes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No rap CV is complete without a tangle with the law. Times, Sunday Times (2011)THE Aussie stopper got himself in a bit of a tangle a couple of times. The Sun (2009)It's an infinitely pretty tangle of vaulted streets, tiny bridges and pottery shops. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's a confusing tangle, nonetheless. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was badly knocked about in the second world war, so the lower, working bits are a tangle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'tangle'
British English: tangle NOUN
A tangle of something is a mass of it twisted together in an untidy way.
A tangle of wires is all that remains of the computer and phone systems.
British English: tangle VERB
If something is tangled or tangles, it becomes twisted together in an untidy way.
Animals get tangled in fishing nets and drown.
I must have tangled a rope from the life raft into the ring.
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