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Definition of entangle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entangle
    he / she / it entangles
    past simple entangled
    -ing form entangling
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  1. 1entangle somebody/something (in/with something) to make someone or something become caught or twisted in something The bird had become entangled in the wire netting.
  2. 2to involve someone in a difficult or complicated situation entangle somebody in something He became entangled in a series of conflicts with the management. entangle somebody with somebody She didn't want to get entangled (= emotionally involved) with him.
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