I. verb (tangled; tangling) Etymology: Middle English tanglen, tagilen, probably short for entanglen, from Anglo-French entagler, entangler to prosecute (for), implicate Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to involve so as to hamper, obstruct, or embarrass 2. to seize and hold in or as if in a snare ; entrap 3. to unite or knit together in intricate confusion intransitive verb 1. to interact in a contentious or conflicting way 2. to become entangled II. noun Date: 1615 1. a tangled twisted mass ; snarl 2. a. a complicated or confused state or condition b. a state of perplexity or complete bewilderment 3. a serious altercation ; dispute 4. neurofibrillary tangle III. noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thǫngull tangle, thang seaweed Date: 1536 a large seaweed

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