entangle


entangle
entangle [v] involve, mix up bewilder, burden, catch, clog, come on, complicate, compromise, confuse, corner, dishevel, duke in, embarrass, embrangle, embroil, enchain, enmesh, ensnare, entrap, fetter, hamper, hook, impede, implicate, intertangle, intertwine, interweave, jumble, knot, lead on, mat, muddle, perplex, puzzle, ravel, rope in, set up, snag, snare, snarl, swindle, tangle, trammel, trap, twist, unsettle; concepts 59,90,112 —Ant. disentangle, exclude, explain, untangle, untwist

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  • Entangle — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entangle — entangle, involve, enmesh are comparable when meaning to catch or to hold as if in a net from which it is difficult to escape. Entangle usually carries the implications of impeding and of the difficulty or impossibility of escape; although… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Entangle — Développeur Daniel P. Berrangé Dernière version 0.2.0 ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • entangle — index bait (lure), bicker, bilk, collide (clash), confound, confuse (create disorder) …   Law dictionary

  • entangle — early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + TANGLE (Cf. tangle). Related: Entangled; entangling …   Etymology dictionary

  • entangle — ► VERB (usu. be entangled in/with) 1) cause to become tangled. 2) involve in complicated circumstances. DERIVATIVES entanglement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • entangle — [en taŋ′gəl, intaŋ′gəl] vt. entangled, entangling 1. to involve in or as in a tangle; catch, as in a net, vine, etc., so that escape is difficult; ensnare 2. to involve in difficulty 3. to confuse mentally; perplex 4. to cause to be tangled or… …   English World dictionary

  • entangle — UK [ɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms entangle : present tense I/you/we/they entangle he/she/it entangles present participle entangling past tense entangled past participle entangled 1) to twist someone or something up in something… …   English dictionary

  • entangle — verb a) 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. b) To involve in such complications as to render …   Wiktionary

  • entangle — v. (D; tr.) to entangle in, with * * * [ɪn tæŋgl] with (D;tr.) to entangle in …   Combinatory dictionary


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