UK [ˈtæŋɡ(ə)ld] / US adjective
1) if something is tangled, its parts are twisted round each other in an untidy way

brushing her tangled black hair

Many passengers were trapped in the tangled mass of steel.

2) very complicated and difficult to deal with

his tangled love life

be/get tangled up in something — to be or become involved in a difficult situation

She got tangled up in a relationship which was bound to end in disaster.

be/get tangled (up) with — to be or become connected to something or someone in a complicated way

Economic decline is all tangled up with political instability.

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