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Definition of tangle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a twisted mass of threads, hair, etc. that cannot be easily separated a tangle of branches Her hair was a mass of tangles.
  2. 2a state of confusion or lack of order His financial affairs are in a tangle.
  3. 3(informal) a disagreement or fight
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tangle

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