en·tan·gle /ɪnˈtæŋgəl/ verb en·tan·gles; en·tan·gled; en·tan·gling
] 1 :
to cause (something) to get caught in
or twisted with
something else : tangle
— usually used as (be/get) entangled ▪ The kite got entangled in the tree. ▪ She tried to get up, but her foot was entangled in the strap. ▪ The birds fly into the net and become entangled.
to get (someone) involved in a confusing or difficult situation — usually used as (be/get) entangled ▪ They were entangled in a messy lawsuit. ▪ He was/got romantically entangled with the girl next door.
— en·tan·gle·ment /ɪnˈtæŋgəlmənt/ noun
, plural en·tan·gle·ments
[count] ▪ romantic/legal entanglements [noncount] ▪ the entanglement of his kite in the tree