entangle

[en-tang-guhl]
verb (used with object), entangled, entangling.
1.
to make tangled; ensnarl; intertwine.
2.
to involve in or as in a tangle; ensnare; enmesh: to be entangled by intrigue.
3.
to involve in difficulties.
4.
to confuse or perplex.

Origin:
1530–40; en-1 + tangle

entangleable, adjective
entangledly, adverb
entangledness, noun
entangler, noun
entanglingly, adverb
interentangle, verb (used with object), interentangled, interentangling.
unentangleable, adjective
unentangled, adjective
unentangling, adjective


3. See involve. 4. bewilder.
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entangle (ɪnˈtæŋɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to catch or involve in or as if in a tangle; ensnare or enmesh
2.  to make tangled or twisted; snarl
3.  to make complicated; confuse
4.  to involve in difficulties; entrap
 
en'tangler
 
n

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entangle
1520s, from en- + tangled. Related: Entangled; entangling.
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Example sentences
His sailors, meanwhile, feared that their ships would become irretrievably
  entangled in the stuff.
Avoid buying property or becoming emotionally entangled with other academics.
Ethics are widely discussed and deeply entangled in nearly every course taught
  in the humanities and social sciences.
Besides, the government is already hopelessly entangled in the energy market.
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