What is Tangle ?
Tangle is (noun) a mass of something such as threads, string or hair, all mixed together The tangle of shrubs in the back garden needs clearing. in a tangle all mixed up All my wool is in a tangle. (verb) 1. to get things mixed together in knots Her hair is so tangled that it’s impossible to comb. 2. to tangle with someone to get into an argument with someone Tourists are advised not to tangle with the local football supporters.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level