• (British) IPA: /ɛnˈtaŋɡəl/, [ɛnˈtaŋɡl̩]

entangle (entangles, present participle entangling; past and past participle entangled)

  1. (transitive) To tangle up; to twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated
    The dolphins became entangled in a fishing net.
  2. (transitive) To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult
  3. (transitive, figuratively), to ensnare
    Synonyms: perplex, bewilder, puzzle
  4. (transitive) To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
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