En*tan"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entangled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Entangling (?).]


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.


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."


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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