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
But they are vexed about a seemingly endless flow of new regulations that
  entangle them in more and more red tape.
Spiked nets, which can be laid flat on roads, entangle wheels.
Some have argued that introducing genocide will further entangle a process
  already beset by delays and confusion.
She should not continue to entangle herself with her mistake.
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