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English definition of “entangle”

entangle

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/ us  
to cause something to become caught in something such as a net or ropes: The dolphin had become entangled in/with the fishing nets. 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 buy bread, and got entangled in/with a carnival parade. The mayor and the city council are anxious to avoid getting entangled in the controversy. She seems to be romantically entangled with some artist in Rome.
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