- (British) IPA: /ɛnˈtaŋɡəl/, [ɛnˈtaŋɡl̩]
entangle (entangles, present participle entangling; past and past participle entangled)
- (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.
- (transitive) To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult
- (transitive, figuratively), to ensnare
- Synonyms: perplex, bewilder, puzzle
- (transitive) To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
- French: intriquer, empêtrer, tortiller
- German: verwickeln
- Italian: ingarbugliare, intrigare, confondere
- Spanish: enredar