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Definition of entanglement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a difficult or complicated relationship with another person or country emotional/political entanglements Tom's romantic entanglements with two women
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of becoming entangled in something; the state of being entangled Many dolphins die each year from entanglement in fishing nets. The auditors try to avoid entanglement with arguments over local policy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: entanglement