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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

tangle

1 verb
     
tan‧gle1
1 [intransitive and transitive] also tangle up to become twisted together, or make something become twisted together, in an untidy mass:
My hair tangles easily.
His parachute became tangled in the wheels of the plane.
2 [intransitive] to argue or fight with someone
tangle with
It was not an animal you'd care to tangle with.

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