—v.t. 1. to bring together into a mass of confusedly interlaced or intertwisted threads, strands, or other like parts; snarl.
2. to involve in something that hampers, obstructs, or overgrows: The bushes were tangled with vines. 3. to catch and hold in or as if in a net or snare.
—v.i. 1. to be or become tangled.
2. Informal.to come into conflict; fight or argue: I don't want to tangle with him over the new ruling.
—n. 1. a tangled condition or situation.
2. a tangled or confused mass or assemblage of something.
3. a confused jumble: a tangle of contradictory statements. 4. Informal.a conflict; disagreement: He got into a tangle with the governor.
Pronunciation: (tang'gul),[key] —n. any of several large seaweeds of the genus Laminaria.