TAN'GLE, verb transitive
1. To implicate; to unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to ravel the knot.
2. To ensnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in the folds of dire necessity.
Tangled in amorous nets.
3. To embroil; to embarrass.
When my simple weakness strays,
Tangled in forbidden ways.
[Entangle, the compound, is the more elegant word.]
TAN'GLE, verb intransitive To be entangled or united confusedly.
TAN'GLE, noun A knot of threads or other things united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; as hair or yarn in tangled.
1. A kind of sea weed.