from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Complicated and difficult to unravel. See Synonyms at complex.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tangle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in a confused mass
- adj. highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
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She says finding that part of her past uncovered both shame and pride -- what she calls the tangled history of this country.
Their imaginative use of the word tangled suggests a nautical genesis, as in Ayers’s “tangled love affairs” and “tangled story” and Obama’s “tangled arguments.”
All about them the huge-rooted trees blocked their footing, while coiled and knotted climbers, of the girth of a man's arm, were thrown from lofty branch to lofty branch, or hung in tangled masses like so many monstrous snakes.
Last week: Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin tangled as they received the checkered flag with Bowyer ending up 12th after spinning to the inside of the track.
Maybe he liked his authentic steaks cooked medium-rare and tried not to think of the lost ships and their crews drifting in tangled debris as he injected himself with rest serum at the conclusion of each day.
Get you nose out of politics go and preach the word as it is rather than gettingin tangled in these politics.
Sprawling playa bottoms are pocked with feedlots, mountains of hay bales, and farm machinery rusting in tangled shelterbelts.
What some called his tangled locution when testifying before Congress was, by his own admission, intentionally obscuring.
When the bookworms did not crumble into a fit of giggles (as they usually do when I have caught them ditching dodo*) my brain tangled in confusion.
His bread, while glimmer stars of night as set in tangled skein.
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