Entangle meaning

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To cause to be tangled or confused; complicate.
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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.

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To involve in difficulty.
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To confuse mentally; perplex.
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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.
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To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
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To cause to become twisted together or caught in a snarl or entwining mass.

The fishing lines became entangled. His foot was entangled in the wiring.

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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage.

The country found itself entangled in a series of regional conflicts. She wanted to avoid relationships that might entangle her emotions.

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To cause (the quantum states of two or more objects) to become correlated in such a way that they remain correlated, even though the objects are separated spatially.
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To involve in or as in a tangle; catch, as in a net, vine, etc., so that escape is difficult; ensnare.
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To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
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Origin of entangle

  • From the Middle English entanglen (“to involve [someone] in difficulty”, “to embarrass”). Equivalent to en- +‎ tangle.

    From Wiktionary