Tangle Tan"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tangling}.] [A frequentative fr. tang seaweed; hence, to twist like seaweed. See {Tang} seaweed, and cf. {Tangle}, n.] 1. To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel. [1913 Webster]

2. To involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies. ``Tangled in amorous nets.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

When my simple weakness strays, Tangled in forbidden ways. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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