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verb tangle pronunciation in British English /ˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
present participletangling
past tensetangled
past participletangled
  1. 1



    tangle up

    [intransitive/transitive] if something tangles, or if you tangle it, its parts become twisted round each other or round something else so that they look untidy and are difficult to separate

    Wet fibres tangle easily.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to fight or to argue with someone
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