Definition of entangle
- became entangled in a lawsuit
- the story is entangled with legends
in the process of taking down the Christmas tree, we managed to entangle the string of lights into a hopeless mess of wires
the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies
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: to cause (something) to get caught in or twisted with something else
: to get (someone) involved in a confusing or difficult situation
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