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embrangle

[ em-brang-guhl ]
/ ɛmˈbræŋ gəl /
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verb (used with object), em·bran·gled, em·bran·gling.
to embroil.
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Also imbrangle.

Origin of embrangle

1655–65; em-1 + brangle (blend of brawl and wrangle)

OTHER WORDS FROM embrangle

em·bran·gle·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for embrangle

embrangle
/ (ɪmˈbræŋɡəl) /

verb
(tr) rare to confuse or entangle

Derived forms of embrangle

embranglement, noun

Word Origin for embrangle

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