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entangle

[en-tang-guh l] /ɛnˈtæŋ gəl/
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
1530-1540
1530-40; en-1 + tangle
Related forms
entangleable, adjective
entangledly, adverb
entangledness, noun
entangler, noun
entanglingly, adverb
interentangle, verb (used with object), interentangled, interentangling.
unentangleable, adjective
unentangled, adjective
unentangling, adjective
Synonyms
3. See involve. 4. bewilder.
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entangle

/ɪnˈtæŋɡəl/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
entangler, noun
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Word Origin and History for un entangled

entangle

v.

early 15c., from en- (1) + tangle (n.). Related: Entangled; entangling.

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