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

or:

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)
  • 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)
  • I wanted to get out and walk southward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • entangled = caught in
  • Stone and soil and the roots of heather and shrubs all entangled.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • 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
  • entangled = caught in
  • 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
  • entanglement = the state of being tangled, or twisted together into a confusing mass
  • I pushed her away, but we were too entangled and she stumbled, making a final grab for my neck.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
entangled = twisted together

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2  —as in:
entangled in local politics
Definition deeply involve; or intermixed 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)
  • Loyalties became hopelessly entangled.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • entangled = complicated
  • Now, on the rebound from my calamitous entanglement with the nordwand, I was prepared to lower my sights.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • entanglement = difficulties
  • Talking to him was largely a matter of getting him away from such subjects and entangling him, if possible, in the technicalities of Newspeak, on which he was authoritative and interesting.
    George Orwell  --  1984
entangling = involving

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