[ US /ɛnˈtæŋɡəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɛntˈæŋɡə‍l/ ]
  1. entrap
    Our people should not be mired in the past
  2. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    The child entangled the cord
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How To Use entangle In A Sentence

  • The ensuing grassroots campaign failed to save "embrangle" (to confuse or entangle) and "caliginosity" (dimness, darkness). Jezebel
  • We can't show each other any favoritism, can't put the others at risk because of emotional entanglements. MINUTES TO BURN
  • As he rose in society, his romantic entanglements damaged his career and he returned to his former sweetheart in Ireland. Times, Sunday Times
  • In one of her wittiest pieces, three gorgeously entangled clay figures hobnob. Meet the best new artists in Britain
  • Bose and Home show mathematically that whenever one electron is detected in each path, they will be entangled.
  • One arm disentangled itself from the covers, her fingers curling indolently into the fine cotton of the quilt.
  • A cat less agile than the rest of his species had been known to entangle himself in the little swing window, and to hang there all the night, sending forth unearthly caterwaulings, to the unspeakable terror of Miss Wendover's guest, unfamiliar with the mechanism of the room, and wondering what breed of Hampshire demon or afrit was thus making night hideous. The Golden Calf
  • Litter poses a threat to dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds by entanglement in and ingestion of plastics.
  • The vessel's net entangled and fouled the 52-foot motor lifeboat's twin 36-inch brass propellers.
  • The Hector's story may have a happy ending, as the establishment of entanglement.
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