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English definition of “entangle”

entangle

verb [T usually passive]     /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/
to cause something to become caught in something such as a net or ropes: The dolphin had become entangled in/with the fishing nets.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting 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.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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