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Definition of "entangle" []

  • To twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; snarl. (verb-transitive)
  • To complicate; confuse. (verb-transitive)
  • To involve in or as if in a tangle. See Synonyms at catch. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "entangle" in a sentence
  • "Rome, and appeals were upon all occasions made to his court; and the same mischiefs, and a thousand worse, would those bring upon us who would again entangle us in that yoke of bondage."
  • "In the "Orsay group", the descriptions were soon developed to apply also to polymers in more concentrated solutions, in which the various chains can partly "entangle" themselves, and in high concentrations in pure melts of polymers."
  • "Scientists also can "entangle" the two qubits, a quantum phenomenon that links the pair's properties even when the ions are physically separated."