entangle


entangle

verb

Definition of ENTANGLE

1
to twist together into a usually confused mass <in the process of taking down the Christmas tree, we managed to entangle the string of lights into a hopeless mess of wires>
Near Antonyms unknot, unravel, unscramble; unweave
2
to catch or hold as if in a net <the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies>
Synonyms catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, tangle, trap
3
to make complex or difficult <the history of Alexander the Great is entangled by variant accounts of his exploits>

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