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as in:  entangled in the branches

like a fly entangled in a spider web
  caught in


twisted together into a confusing mass
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  • like a fly entangled in a spider web
  • The seaweed is entangled in the net.
  • or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
    Proverbs 22.25 (NRSV)
  • the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple;
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey

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  • I pushed her away, but we were too entangled and she stumbled, making a final grab for my neck.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • One could see that the rope had been gnawed in two. The frayed end had become entangled in a fair-sized dead limb.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • The brush has got entangled in it!
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • Stone and soil and the roots of heather and shrubs all entangled.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
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Associated words [difficulty]:   entangled [3]
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