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.
adj 1: deeply involved especially in something complicated;
"embroiled in the conflict"; "felt unwilling entangled
in their affairs" [syn: embroiled]
2: twisted together in a tangled mass; "toiled through
entangled growths of mesquite"
3: involved in difficulties