Translation of tangle in Spanish:
- 1.1the bird had tangled itself (up) in the netto get tangled (up)el pájaro se había enredado en la redmy hair got tangled (up)enredarsese me enredó el peloExample sentences1.2 (muddle, confuse) (usually passive) the situation has become even more tangled
a tangled affairlas cosas están todavía más enredadasun asunto enredado or complicadoExample 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (of threads, hair)(of weeds, undergrowth)I tried to comb the tangles out of my hairthe ropes lay in a tangle on the floortraté de desenredarme el pelohow did your hair get into such a tangle?las cuerdas estaban hechas una maraña or un enredo en el suelo1.2 (muddle, confusion) to get into a tangle¿cómo se te ha enredado tanto el pelo?I'm in such a tangle with these formsarmarse un líothe tangle of bureaucracytengo un enredo or [colloquial] lío con estos formulariosla maraña burocráticaExample sentences1.3 (dispute) [colloquial]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (confuse) See examples: he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself
- [colloquial]he's dangerous: I wouldn't tangle with him!
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