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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
    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.