In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wool/threads) enredar(wool/threads) enmarañarthe bird had tangled itself up in the net — el pájaro se había enredado en la red
- to get tangled up — enredarse
- my hair got tangled up — se me enredó el pelo
2(confuse)he got terribly tangled up trying to explain himself — se hizo un enredo tratando de explicarse
3(involve, embroil)to get tangled up in sth — verse implicado en algo
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