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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entangle  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entangle 
  v  1:  entrap;  "Our  people  should  not  be  mired  in  the  past"  [syn:  {mire}] 
  2:  twist  together  or  entwine  into  a  confusing  mass;  "The  child 
  entangled  the  cord"  [syn:  {tangle},  {mat},  {snarl}]  [ant: 
  {disentangle},  {disentangle}] 




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