tangle with

phrasal verb

tangled with; tangling with; tangles with
: to fight or argue with (someone or something)
He's not someone I would want to tangle with.

Examples of tangle with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complicating matters in the Patapsco River is the 984-foot ship, with roughly 4,700 containers on it (minus two that fell overboard in the crash), tangled with the bridge remains. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 27 Mar. 2024 On the 28th lap, Fort Lauderdale’s Logan Sargeant tangled with Kevin Magnussen in Turn 3. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 Sergachev became tangled with Rangers forward Alexei Lafreniere and his left skate seemed to stick in the ice as his knee twisted unnaturally. Allan Kreda, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2024 The Times chronicled his ordeal, which included tangling with a health insurance company over where he could be evaluated for a possible transplant. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 And this might not be Peltz’s last tangle with the company. Andrew R. Chow, TIME, 3 Apr. 2024 Anthony lived straight, did all his check-ins and didn’t tangle with the law again. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 Since then, despite early tangles with King County building inspectors and the economic slump of 2008, the Nelsons have built seven treehouses, a central lodge (with a guest bedroom), an event space (with a shower and toilet) and a bathhouse, neighbored by a pond and a wedding lawn. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 With Kyrie Irving out for a sixth consecutive game with a sprained thumb, Doncic went to the locker room briefly in the first quarter after getting his right ankle tangled with Antetokounmpo in a battle for a loose ball. Schuyler Dixon, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024

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“Tangle with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangle%20with. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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