Definitions of entangle

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To involve; ensnare; perplex; bewilder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To bring into a tangle; involve; perplex; insnare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to involve in anything complicated, and from which it is difficult to extricate one's self; to involve; to embarrass; to bewilder; to ensnare; to perplex. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for entangle

  1. She said it would be treacherous to let him entangle you for your money, when I was sure that he looked upon you only as a sister. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  2. Admirable snares, these, to entangle unwary reformers, and catch game for the royal household! – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton