entanglement entanglement  /ɛn ˈtæŋ ɡəl mənt/


  • (n) an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim


  1. But Olivia's case raises unusual issues on the entanglement point.
  2. The last time we fought Islamic brigands, the entanglement lasted three decades.
  3. The entanglement between McCain's office and Alcalde's firm went further.


  • Roy Hibbert Can Never Play For Team USA, And It's All Jamaica's Fault

    The United States Olympic basketball team, finding itself short on centers, wanted to add Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert to its roster before the 2012 summer games. There was just one problem: Hibbert belonged to the Jamaican national team. On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Josh Levin breaks down Hibbert's messy entanglement with the Jamaican team, and also ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Deadspin


  1. "By the fact of this entanglement I have damaged the church ...... I will respect any decision the Pope makes," Wielgus said in a statement on the church's Web site that is to be read to churchgoers on Saturday. "I damaged the church again...
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Stanislaw Wielgus Source: Reuters.uk

  2. As for Keller's remark about "my `entanglement' with Mr. Libby, I had no personal, social, or other relationship with him except as a source," Miller wrote.
    on Oct 21, 2005 By: Judith Miller Source: CBS News

  3. "Whales face increasing threats from climate change, ship strikes, entanglement in nets, and chemical and noise pollution, yet Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to kill them in increasing numbers," Panettiere said. "I am looking forward to...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Hayden Panettiere Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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