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entangle

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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
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2 to catch or hold as if in a net

  • the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies
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3 to make complex or difficult

  • the history of Alexander the Great is entangled by variant accounts of his exploits
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