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"entanglement" in British English

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entanglementnoun

uk   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡəl.mənt/  us   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡəl.mənt/
[C] a ​situation or ​relationship that you are ​involved in and that is ​difficult to ​escape from: The ​bookdescribes the ​complexemotional and ​sexual entanglements between the ​members of the ​group.
[C usually plural] UK specialized military a ​fence made of ​wire with ​sharppoints on it, ​intended to make it ​difficult for ​enemysoldiers to go ​across an ​area of ​land
(Definition of entanglement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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entanglementnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˈtæŋ·ɡəl·mənt/
the ​condition of being ​wrapped and ​twisted together in a ​mass: entanglements of ​cables and ​wires
An entanglement is a ​situation or ​relationship that you are ​involved in and that is ​difficult to ​escape from: a ​legal entanglement
(Definition of entanglement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entanglement”
in Chinese (Simplified) 纠缠, 纠葛, 牵连…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糾纏, 糾葛, 牽連…
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