There are 2 translations of tangle in Spanish:

tangle1

Pronunciation: /ˈtæŋgəl/

vt

  • 1.1

    tangle (up)

    [threads/wool] enredar, enmarañar the bird had tangled itself (up) in the net el pájaro se había enredado en la red to get tangled (up) enredarse my hair got tangled (up) se me enredó el pelo
    1.2 (muddle, confuse) (usu pass) enredar the situation has become even more tangled las cosas están todavía más enredadas a tangled affair un asunto enredado or complicado

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Phrasal verbs

tangle up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (confuse) he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself se hizo un enredo or [familiar/colloquial] lío tratando de explicarse 1.2 (involve, embroil) (usu pass) to get tangled up in sth verse* implicado en algo 1.3tangle1 1 1

tangle with

v + prep + o
[colloquial/familiar] he's dangerous: I wouldn't tangle with him! es peligroso, yo que tú no me metería con él having tangled with him before, I trod warily como ya había lidiado con él, me anduve con pie de plomo

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There are 2 translations of tangle in Spanish:

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n

  • 1.1 (of threads, hair) enredo (m), maraña (f), embrollo (m); (of weeds, undergrowth) maraña (f); (of streets) laberinto (m), embrollo (m) I tried to comb the tangles out of my hair traté de desenredarme el pelo the ropes lay in a tangle on the floor las cuerdas estaban hechas una maraña or un enredo en el suelo how did your hair get into such a tangle? ¿cómo se te ha enredado tanto el pelo? 1.2 (muddle, confusion) lío (m), enredo (m) to get into a tangle armarse un lío I'm in such a tangle with these forms tengo un enredo or [familiar/colloquial] lío con estos formularios the tangle of bureaucracy la maraña burocrática 1.3 (dispute) [colloquial/familiar] lío (m), follón (m) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]

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