entangle

[ en-tang-guhl ]
/ ɛnˈtæŋ gəl /

verb (used with object), en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling.

to make tangled; ensnarl; intertwine.
to involve in or as in a tangle; ensnare; enmesh: to be entangled by intrigue.
to involve in difficulties.
to confuse or perplex.

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Origin of entangle

First recorded in 1530–40; en-1 + tangle1

synonym study for entangle

3. See involve.

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British Dictionary definitions for entangle

entangle
/ (ɪnˈtæŋɡəl) /

verb (tr)

to catch or involve in or as if in a tangle; ensnare or enmesh
to make tangled or twisted; snarl
to make complicated; confuse
to involve in difficulties; entrap

Derived forms of entangle

entangler, noun
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