embrangle

[ em-brang-guh l ]
/ ɛmˈbræŋ gəl /

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

to embroil.

Nearby words

  1. embrace,
  2. embraceor,
  3. embracery,
  4. embracive,
  5. embranchment,
  6. embrasure,
  7. embrittle,
  8. embrittlement,
  9. embrocate,
  10. embrocation

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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British Dictionary definitions for embrangle

embrangle

/ (ɪmˈbræŋɡəl) /

verb

(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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