to entangle; mix up; confuse; perplex
Origin of embrangleem- (see en-) + dialect, dialectal brangle, to wrangle, probably variant, variety of wrangle, influenced, influence uncertain or unknown; perhaps by French branler, to confuse
transitive verbem·bran·gled, em·bran·gling, em·bran·gles
To entangle; embroil.
Origin of embrangleen–1 + dialectal brangle, to shake, waver, confuse (variant of branle, brandle, from French branler, from Old French brandeler, perhaps from brand, sword; see brandish).
(third-person singular simple present embrangles, present participle embrangling, simple past and past participle embrangled)
- to embroil
em- + brangle