Definition of entangle in English:


Line breaks: en|tan¦gle
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtaŋɡ(ə)l
, ɛn-/


[with object]
1Cause to become twisted together with or caught in: fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangled
More 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.
intertwine, entwine, tangle, intertwist, twist, ravel, snarl, knot, coil, mat, jumble, muddle
catch, capture, trap, snare, ensnare, entrap, enmesh, ensnarl
1.1Involve (someone) in difficulties or complicated circumstances from which it is difficult to escape: they were suspicious of becoming entangled in a civil war
More 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.

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