tangle up

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w>tangle up

vt sep (lit, fig)verwirren, durcheinanderbringen; wool, string alsoverheddern; to get tangled updurcheinandergeraten; (wool etc also) → sich verheddern; (ropes) → sich verknoten; (person, in talking, explaining etc) → sich verstricken or verheddern; (= become involved)verwickelt or verstrickt werden; the string got all tangled up in the machinedie Schnur hat sich in der Maschine verheddert; she got tangled up with a married mansie hat sich mit einem verheirateten Mann eingelassen
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