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Definition of the verb entangle

What does entangle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: entangled | entangling | entangles

  1. entrap
  2. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

Alternative definition of the verb entangle


  1. To tangle; to twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make confused and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
  2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
  3. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.


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Google preview21 Ways to Finding Peace and Happiness (2007)

Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment Every Day by Joyce Meyer

The word entangle is the key thing to consider. Of course, we will always be involved with people, and...

To entangle means to complicate or confuse, to get into a snarl or a tangle. These difficult relationships bring pain into our own lives, just ...

Google previewProtein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Techniques (2004)

by Anna Kristina Downing

Entangle is a JAVA program. Compared with the UNIX-based programs listed previously, Entangle can be installed on a PC. It reads a PDB file containing a protein–nucleic acid complex and gives a list of interactions that occur at the interface ...

Google previewFaith Factor NT (2007)

by Jackie Perseghetti

Entangle means that something falls down around your feet and trips you up — which is exactly what sin does! In ancient times a runner usually prepared for a race by removing any unnecessary clothes. As believers, we need to take off the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

entangle against adverse contingencies (lock the door to secure us from interruption-Dickens) (one other battalion moved up to secure the first battalion's flank-Bernstein) entangle, involve, enmesh are comparable when meaning to catch or to ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1777)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, and Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished; But Likewise by a Key to this Work ... It Exhibits Their True Pronunciation According to the Present Practice of Men of Letters, Eminent Orators, and Polite Speakers in London ... To which is Added the Proper Names of Persons and Places in the Old and New Testaments ... by William Perry

entangle,. embarrass. Im-ph-cation, s. a-tacit inference ; an involution, an entanglement [ed fm-pligit, a resting upon another ; involvIm-pliosit-ly, ad, by inference, dependently im-plore), v. a. to ask, beseech, beg for In-plor'ér, s. one who ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

' or, less frequently, 'entangle' (as lianas may entangle the feet). IEtymology uncertain. Tch AB ya'ks(n)d- reflect PTch *jdks(n)d- ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

inspire, invigorate, refresh, rejuvenate, renew, revive, rouse, spice, stimulate, vitalize, vivify, warm enmesh: catch, entangle, implicate, involve, snare, tangle, trammel, trap enmity: acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of Provincialisms (1840)

by William Holloway

To twist, entangle, and knot together as a skein of thread in winding off. [Gnarl. The gnarled oak. Shaks.] Norf. SNASTE, s. [Nasz, Teut. nasty.] The burning wick or snuff of a candle. Norf. SNASTY, adj. Captious; passionate. Norf ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of Provincialsims ... (1840)

by William Holloway (of Rye, in Sussex.)

To twist, entangle, and knot together as a skein of thread in winding off. [Gnarl. The gnarled oak. Shaks.] Norf. SNASTE, s. [Nasz, Teut. nasty.] The burning wick or snuff of a candle. Norf. SNASTY, adj. Captious; passionate. Norf ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language ... Abstracted from the folio edition ... To this edition are added, a History of the English language, the author's preface to the folio, and a considerable number of words, none of which are contained in the London octavo. The second edition, carefully revised (1764)

To ENTANGLE. v. a. 1. To inwrap or infnare with fomething hot easily extricable. 2. To lose in multiplied involutions. 3. To rwift, or confuse. ties ; to perplex. Clarendon. 5. To puzzle ; to bewilder. Hayward. 6. To eninare by captious questions or ...

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Entangle Meaning

Video shows what entangle means. To tangle; to twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make confused and intricate; as, ...

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Quotes about Entangle

patience is the
spider's trick &
i am learning
such virtue, &
when i am
confronted with
such a situation
that demands
the quick action
of temper, I,
simply spit,
spin my web
& in it, I,
entangle you. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of E1N1T1A1N1G2L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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