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Meaning of ENTANGLE

Pronunciation:  en'tanggul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
  2. [v]  entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"
 

ENTANGLE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: mat, mire, snarl, tangle
 
 Antonyms: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl
 
 See Also: distort, enmesh, ensnarl, felt, involve, mesh, twine, twist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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. ``Entangling
   alliances.'' --Washington.

         The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and
         entangle their understandings.        --Locke.

         Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose
         future was so uncertain.              --Froude.

 
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