entangle entangle  /ɛn ˈtæŋ ɡəl/


  1. (v) entrap
  2. (v) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass



  1. That's why the Pentagon is spending more and more research-and-development dollars on weapons that stun, scare, entangle or nauseate anything but kill.
  2. There is no real flesh that could actually entangle.
  3. Even now, after his victory in Iowa and surge in New Hampshire, the Senator manages to entangle himself regularly in grandiloquent and impenetrable rhetoric.


  • Whale protection rules will snare lobstermen

    ELLSWORTH — New rules aimed at reducing the number of vertical buoy lines likely to entangle endangered whales as they navigate the waters of the Gulf of Maine are likely to have a substantial impact on Maine’s lobstermen and fishing…
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Fenceviewer


  1. "In addition to giving approximately $40 billion worth of taxpayer-funded checks to people who pay no income tax, this legislation will further entangle the federal goernment in the housing market and still fails to provide real long-term stimulus...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Barbara Cubin Source: Jackson Hole Star-Tribune

  2. "I think adding additional neighbouring forces would further entangle the situation there," Ruslan Aushev, who ruled Ingushetia from 1992-2001, told Echo Moskvy radio station.
    on Jun 24, 2009 By: Ruslan Aushev Source: Reuters

  3. As George Washington said in his farewell address, "Why forgo the advantages of so peculiar a position? Why quit our own, to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and...
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: George Washington Source: Stanford Review

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