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verb [transitive] entangle pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtæŋɡ(ə)l/
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present tense
present participleentangling
past tenseentangled
past participleentangled
  1. 1
    to twist someone or something up in something such as a wire or net, so that they are stuck and cannot easily be set free
  2. 2
    to involve someone in a difficult or complicated situation that is hard to escape from

    The policy would entangle the nation in conflicts that could easily lead to war.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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