- 1entangle somebody/something (in/with something) to make somebody/something become caught or twisted in something The bird had become entangled in the wire netting.
- 2to involve somebody 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. Word Origin late Middle English (formerly also as intangle): from en-, in- (as an intensifier) + tangle.
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡl//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡl//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entangle
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡl//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡl//he / she / it entangles
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlz//past simple entangled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡld//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡld//past participle entangled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡld//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡld//-ing form entangling
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlɪŋ//