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tangle

Synonyms of tangle in English:

verb

  • 1 Miles found himself tangled in coils of rope the wool got tangled up in a big knot
    entangle, snarl, catch, entwine, intertwine, intertwist, twist, ravel, knot, enmesh, coil, mat, jumble, muddle
    [Antonyms] untangle, disentangle, unravel
  • 2 he was suffering from minor injuries after tangling with his old rival
    come into conflict, become involved, have a dispute, dispute, argue, quarrel, fight, row, wrangle, squabble, contend, cross swords, lock horns
  • noun

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  • 1 a tangle of branches
    snarl, mass, mat, cluster, knot, mesh, disorder, thatch, web
  • 2 the home team's defence got into an awful tangle
    muddle, jumble, mix-up, confusion, entanglement, mishmash, shambles, scramble
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