Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Entangle (Page: 496)

En*tan"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entangled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Entangling (?).]

1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.

2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers. Entangling alliances." Washington.

The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and entangle their understandings. Locke.
Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose future was so uncertain. Froude.