Translation of tangle in Spanish:
- 1the bird had tangled itself (up) in the netel pájaro se había enredado en la redto get tangled (up)enredarsemy hair got tangled (up)se me enredó el peloExample sentences
- Soon the rings and cans get all tangled together, and you have a huge mess inside the cooler.
- Her hair hung in clumps down her back, tangled together and being blown in the wind.
- We liked to think that the story of Australia is not one, but many tangled together.
- 2 (muddle, confuse) (usually passive) the situation has become even more tangledlas cosas están todavía más enredadasa tangled affairun asunto enredado or complicadoExample sentences
- Unsurprisingly, nothing is what it seems as his play tangles its way to a quadruple-cross conclusion.
- The communications industry is becoming an increasingly tangled web.
- Like the whole tangled story of the casa nostra, the new Mafia museum contains more secrets than meets the eye.
- 1 (of threads, hair)(of weeds, undergrowth) maraña (feminine)I tried to comb the tangles out of my hairtraté de desenredarme el pelothe ropes lay in a tangle on the floorlas cuerdas estaban hechas una maraña or un enredo en el suelohow did your hair get into such a tangle?¿cómo se te ha enredado tanto el pelo?Example sentences
- His brown hair was an unruly mass of tangles and knots.
- As always when she woke up, her hair was a mass of tangles.
- Her hair was a mass of tangles, sand and sweat caked to her scalp.
- 2 (muddle, confusion) to get into a tanglearmarse un líoI'm in such a tangle with these formstengo un enredo con estos formulariostengo un lío con estos formularios [colloquial]the tangle of bureaucracyla maraña burocráticaExample sentences
- The reason for the delay is the mess ministers are making of the terrible tangle of complicated regulations in an already rotten piece of legislation.
- The real evil is the muddle, the tangle of evasions, words, intrigues by which he instinctively seeks to dodge reality.
- I'm sure a few of you may be getting individual mails about this at some point in the future, but it's a complicated tangle, and I really don't want to go there.
- 3 (dispute) [colloquial]follón (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- It is left to India and China, who have in the past, frittered away their most creative energies in wars and conflicts to rise above their tangles and claim the economic leadership that he is fast abandoning.
- However, since May 2000 the company has been mothballed over ongoing legal tussles and tangles.
- Akin to the Rapunzel character in the classic Grimm fairy tale, the long tresses of this 12th class student from Kollam nearly got her into a serious tangle.
- 1 (confuse) he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself
- [colloquial]he's dangerous: I wouldn't tangle with him!
se hizo un enredo tratando de explicarse
se hizo un lío tratando de explicarse [colloquial]2 (involve, embroil) (usually passive) to get tangled up in something
verse implicado en algo3→ tangle 1 1
es peligroso, yo que tú no me metería con élhaving tangled with him before, I trod warily
como ya había lidiado con él, me anduve con pie de plomo
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