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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tangle \Tan"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tangled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tangling.] [A frequentative fr. tang seaweed; hence, to twist like seaweed. See Tang seaweed, and cf. Tangle, n.] 1. To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel. [1913 Webster] 2. To involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies. "Tangled in amorous nets." --Milton. [1913 Webster] When my simple weakness strays, Tangled in forbidden ways. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]