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entangle

verb

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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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The first known use of entangle was in the 15th century

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“Entangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/entangle. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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