- To entangle is defined as to become intertwined or wound up within, or cause to become involved in a difficulty.
- When cords in a box get tangled around and jumbled around each other, this is an example of when they entangle.
- When you get overly involved in the family disputes of your friend and have a hard time getting yourself out of the middle of their fight, this is an example of when you are entangled.
A man entangled in computer cables.
entangle definition by Webster's New World
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- entanglement noun
entangle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling, en·tan·gles
- To twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; snarl.
- To complicate; confuse.
- To involve in or as if in a tangle. See Synonyms at catch.
- en·tanˈgle·ment noun
- en·tanˈgler noun