Definition of entangle in English:

entangle

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

verb

[with object]
  • 1Cause to become twisted together with or caught in: fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangled
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    intertwine, entwine, tangle, intertwist, twist, ravel, snarl, knot, coil, mat, jumble, muddlecatch, 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
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    • 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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