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[v] twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
[v] entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"


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Synonyms

mat, mire, snarl, tangle

Misc. Definitions

\En*tan"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entangling}.]
1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers. ``Entangling alliances.'' --Washington. The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and entangle their understandings. --Locke. Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose future was so uncertain. --Froude.

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