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1  —as in:
entangled in the branches
Definition caught in


twisted together into a confusing mass
  • like a fly entangled in a spider web
entangled = caught in
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The seaweed is entangled in the net.
  • 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
  • or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
    Proverbs 22.25 (NRSV)
  • Dodge, entangled with a Glass Eye, kicked it in the groin.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • All that remained of the chickens was a pile of feathers and the bones of their small bodies entangled as if they had died in an embrace.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • Every time Vera thought of her she seemed to see a pale drowned face with seaweed entangled in the hair...
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • entangled = caught and twisted
  • The whole group ran for the fence line and made their way over. ... As he pulled his leg up, he became entangled.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • entangled = caught in (clothes caught on the fence)
  • ...among the tangled foliage. Ralph disentangled himself cautiously and stole away through the branches.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • disentangled = removed something caught by something else
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disentangled reverses the meaning of entangled. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • We kissed for a while and then lay together listening to The Hectic Glow's eponymous album, and eventually we fell asleep like that, a quantum entanglement of tubes and bodies.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
entanglement = the state of being tangled, or twisted together

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2  —as in:
entangled in local politics
Definition deeply involve; or intermix with complications or difficulties
  • I don't want to get entangled in their dispute.
entangled = involved with complications or difficulties
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • entangled by desire, and seduced by pleasure
    Samuel Johnson
  • Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Passing such an ambiguously worded law will entangle businesses in uncertainty and law suits.
  • Once again, she is entangled with a married man.
  • Katharine has entangled herself with this unknown lawyer;
    Virginia Woolf  --  Night and Day
  • If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.
    2 Peter 2:20 (NIV)
  • He was entangled by his own vanity, with as little excuse of love as possible, and without the smallest inconstancy of mind towards her cousin.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • entangled = caught up (figuratively)
  • Loyalties became hopelessly entangled.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • entangled = complicated
  • But McCandless never mentioned any romantic entanglements to either Westerberg or Borah.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
entanglements = deep involvements

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