tangle - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
singulartangle
pluraltangles
  1. 1
    the untidy shape that things make when they are twisted round each other or round something else

    Her hair had got into a hopeless tangle.

    a tangle of narrow streets

  2. 3
    informal a fight, or an argument