verb[with object] (usually be entangled)
- 1Cause to become twisted together with or caught in: fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangledMore example sentences
- The staff was meticulously made, a devoutly curved and twisted wrap of gold entangling the base silver of it, with a single blood-red gem shaped like an orb tipping it.
- He grabbed her hand and entangled their fingers together instead.
- Inspired by South American cowboys, some forces deploy bolas, several yards of rope weighted with rubber balls, to entangle a suspect's legs.
- 1.1Involve (someone) in difficulties or complicated circumstances from which it is difficult to escape: the case of murder in which she had found herself so painfully entangledMore example sentences
- As suits a major drama, Bruce is entangled in a complex web that makes him feel more a victim than someone in control.
- All she needed was the reassurance that the girl was not entangled in a messy relationship.
- We are hopelessly entangled in dust, work and the British monetary system.