En*tan"gle (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Entangled (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Entangling (?).] 1. To twist
or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make
tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the
2. To involve in such complications as to
render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically,
to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to
entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
"Entangling alliances." Washington.
The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and
entangle their understandings. Locke.
Allowing her to entangle herself with a person
whose future was so uncertain. Froude.