Translation of tangle in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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 peloExample sentences1.2 (muddle, confuse) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) enredar the situation has become even more tangled las cosas están todavía más enredadas a tangled affair un asunto enredado or complicado
- 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) enredo (masculine), maraña (feminine), embrollo (masculine); (of weeds, undergrowth) maraña (feminine); (of streets) laberinto (masculine), embrollo (masculine) 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 (masculine), enredo (masculine) to get into a tangle armarse un lío I'm in such a tangle with these forms tengo un enredo or [colloquial/familiar] lío con estos formularios the tangle of bureaucracy la maraña burocrática 1.3 (dispute) [colloquial/familiar] lío (masculine), follón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
tangle upverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (confuse) he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself se hizo un enredo or [colloquial/familiar] lío tratando de explicarse 1.2 (involve, embroil) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to get tangled up in sth verse* implicado en algo 1.3tangle 1 1
tangle withverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [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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