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abut, adjoin, border, brush, butt on, caress, come together, communicate, contact, converge.
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Correct spelling:
tangle
Definition:
To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave; to insnare; to embarrass.

Synonyms:

noun
hindrance
barrier, complication, impediment, deterrent, damper, drawback, constraint, entanglement, blockade, hurdle, resistance, frustration, restriction, restraint, bafflement, encumbrance, impasse, entrapment, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, congestion, opposition, disadvantage, inhibition, stoppage, impedance, interruption, blockage, constipation.
jungle
chaparral, forest, Boscage, primeval forest.
knot, confusion
entanglement, labyrinth, complication, mix-up, mat, rummage, mesh, jam, twist, snarl, mass, muddle, skein, jungle, snag, web, coil, morass, mess, maze.
object
tangle.
snarl
muddle, confusion.
tangle
dishevel, drag in, embroil, sweep up, drag, snarl, maze, ravel, tousle, sweep, entangle, knot, mat.
verb
complicate
confound, confuse, involve, perplex.
hinder
jam, dam, complicate, inhibit, impair, burden, thwart, drag, bung, constipate, encumber, bottleneck, catch, obstruct, hinder, constrain, entrap, restrict, foul, hamper, cripple, brake, stop, hamstring, cramp, check, clog, handicap, snarl, frustrate, impede, bar, deter, fetter, snag, mire, interrupt, resist, crimp, entangle, plug, stay, restrain, counter, congest, choke, curb, paralyze, delay, oppose, block, baffle, detain.
knot, complicate
discompose, entangle, kink, hamper, tie up, involve, perplex, entrap, muck up, interlace, catch, enmesh, make a party to, disorganize, ensnare, embroil, drag into, trap, unbalance, implicate, mess up, ravel, obstruct, confuse, upset, derange, Intertwist, foul up, interlock, mix up, interweave.
Examples of usage:
  1. But there are no answers to any of these questions; and there is no need to know more than that the tired body of Honor Magor has been resting peacefully for nearly a century, hidden under the tangle of waving grasses and ever- changing flowers at Come- to- Good. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  2. Gradually the tangle of brush and trees began to thin out. – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. He appeared unconscious of this, and probably was, for his mind had a fine tangle of great schemes in it just then; but he turned toward his office, and bidding her follow him, walked away in that direction. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  4. A woman likes to tangle life into a large mass and then straighten out the threads at her leisure- and the man's leisure too. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  5. If so, then our wondrous fortune must have turned his head, for verily none but a madman would, after having gotten out of such a tangle as we had been in, take yet more desperate chances. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis

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