entangle

  • 1 Entangle — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To …

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  • 2 entangle — entangle, involve, enmesh are comparable when meaning to catch or to hold as if in a net from which it is difficult to escape. Entangle usually carries the implications of impeding and of the difficulty or impossibility of escape; although… …

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  • 3 Entangle — Développeur Daniel P. Berrangé Dernière version 0.2.0 ( …

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  • 4 entangle — index bait (lure), bicker, bilk, collide (clash), confound, confuse (create disorder) …

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  • 5 entangle — early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + TANGLE (Cf. tangle). Related: Entangled; entangling …

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  • 6 entangle — [v] involve, mix up bewilder, burden, catch, clog, come on, complicate, compromise, confuse, corner, dishevel, duke in, embarrass, embrangle, embroil, enchain, enmesh, ensnare, entrap, fetter, hamper, hook, impede, implicate, intertangle,… …

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  • 7 entangle — ► VERB (usu. be entangled in/with) 1) cause to become tangled. 2) involve in complicated circumstances. DERIVATIVES entanglement noun …

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  • 8 entangle — [en taŋ′gəl, intaŋ′gəl] vt. entangled, entangling 1. to involve in or as in a tangle; catch, as in a net, vine, etc., so that escape is difficult; ensnare 2. to involve in difficulty 3. to confuse mentally; perplex 4. to cause to be tangled or… …

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  • 9 entangle — UK [ɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms entangle : present tense I/you/we/they entangle he/she/it entangles present participle entangling past tense entangled past participle entangled 1) to twist someone or something up in something… …

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  • 10 entangle — verb a) To tangle; to twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make confused and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair. b) To involve in such complications as to render …

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  • 11 entangle — v. (D; tr.) to entangle in, with * * * [ɪn tæŋgl] with (D;tr.) to entangle in …

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  • 12 entangle — en|tan|gle [ınˈtæŋgəl] v [T usually passive always + adverb/preposition] 1.) to make something become twisted and caught in a rope, net etc entangle in/with ▪ Small animals can get entangled in the net. 2.) to involve someone in an argument, a… …

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  • 13 entangle — [[t]ɪntæ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] entangles, entangling, entangled 1) VERB If one thing entangles itself with another, the two things become caught together very tightly. [V n with/in n] The blade of the oar had entangled itself with the strap of her bag.… …

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  • 14 entangle — en|tan|gle [ ın tæŋgl ] verb transitive 1. ) to involve someone in a difficult or complicated situation that is hard to escape from: The policy would entangle the nation in conflicts that could easily lead to war. 2. ) to twist something up in… …

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  • 15 entangle — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French entangler more at tangle Date: 15th century 1. a. to wrap or twist together ; interweave b. ensnare 2. a. to involve in a perplexing or troublesome situation < became entangled …

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  • 16 entangle — entangleable, adj. entangledly, adv. entangledness, n. entangler, n. entanglingly, adv. /en tang geuhl/, v.t., entangled, entangling. 1. to make tangled; ensnarl; intertwine. 2. to involve in or as in a tangle; ensnare; enmesh: to be entangled by …

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  • 17 entangle — Synonyms and related words: absorb, addle, addle the wits, allure, bag, bait the hook, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, birdlime, bother, bug, burden, capture, catch, catch out, catch up, catch up in, clog, cloud, complicate,… …

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  • 18 entangle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. tangle, ravel, mesh, entrap, mat, ensnare, inveigle, twist, snarl; perplex, involve, embroil, embarrass. See difficulty, disorder. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. ensnare, entrap, trap, snare, involve,… …

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  • 19 entangle — en·tan·gle || ɪn tæŋgl v. embroil, involve; become enmeshed, become ensnared …

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  • 20 entangle — verb (usu. be entangled in/with) 1》 make tangled. 2》 involve in complicated circumstances. Derivatives entanglement noun …

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