entangle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “entangle” in the English Dictionary

"entangle" in British English

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entangleverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/
to ​cause something to ​becomecaught in something such as a ​net or ​ropes: The ​dolphin had ​become entangled in/with the ​fishingnets.entangled in/with sth/sb involved with something or someone in a way that makes it ​difficult to ​escape: He went to the ​shop to ​buybread, and got entangled in/with a ​carnivalparade. The ​mayor and the ​citycouncil are ​anxious to ​avoid getting entangled in the ​controversy. She ​seems to be ​romantically entangled with some ​artist in Rome.
(Definition of entangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entangle" in American English

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entangleverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtæŋ·ɡəl/
to ​trap something within something ​else from which it is ​difficult to ​escape: A ​sealbecame entangled in the ​fishingnet. fig. The ​movieexplores the entangled (= ​mixed together in many ​ways)lives of the five ​characters.
(Definition of entangle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entangle”
in Spanish enredar, enmarañar…
in Vietnamese vướng vào…
in Malaysian terperangkap…
in Thai ทำให้พัวพันในปัญหา…
in French emmêler…
in German verwickeln…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用网、绳等)缠住,套住…
in Indonesian melibatkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用網、繩等)纏住,套住…
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