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embrangle

[em-brang-guh l]
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verb (used with object), em·bran·gled, em·bran·gling.
  1. to embroil.
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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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Historical Examples

  • And therefore he is not worth to the world that I should embroil and embrangle myself in his interests.

    Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge


British Dictionary definitions for embrangle

embrangle

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

Word Origin

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