[em-brang-guh l]

verb (used with object), em·bran·gled, em·bran·gling.

to embroil.

Also imbrangle.

Origin of embrangle

1655–65; em-1 + brangle (blend of brawl and wrangle)
Related formsem·bran·gle·ment, noun
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Related Words for embrangle

entangle, mire, ensnare, involve, snarl, trouble, implicate

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British Dictionary definitions for embrangle



(tr) rare to confuse or entangle
Derived Formsembranglement, noun

Word Origin for embrangle

C17: from em- + obsolete brangle to wrangle, perhaps a blend of brawl 1 + wrangle
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