Entangle

Definition of Entangle

En`tan´gle
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Entangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Entangling .]
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.
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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