embrangle


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em·bran·gle

 (ĕm-brăng′gəl)
tr.v. em·bran·gled, em·bran·gling, em·bran·gles
To entangle; embroil.

[en- + dialectal brangle, to shake, waver, confuse (variant of branle, brandle, from French branler, from Old French brandeler, perhaps from brand, sword; see brandish).]

em·bran′gle·ment n.

embrangle

(ɪmˈbræŋɡəl)
vb
(tr) rare to confuse or entangle
[C17: from em- + obsolete brangle to wrangle, perhaps a blend of brawl1 + wrangle]
emˈbranglement n

em•bran•gle

(ɛmˈbræŋ gəl)

v.t. -gled, -gling.
to embroil.
[1655–65; em-1 + brangle (b. brawl and wrangle)]
em•bran′gle•ment, n.

embrangle


Past participle: embrangled
Gerund: embrangling

Imperative
embrangle
embrangle
Present
I embrangle
you embrangle
he/she/it embrangles
we embrangle
you embrangle
they embrangle
Preterite
I embrangled
you embrangled
he/she/it embrangled
we embrangled
you embrangled
they embrangled
Present Continuous
I am embrangling
you are embrangling
he/she/it is embrangling
we are embrangling
you are embrangling
they are embrangling
Present Perfect
I have embrangled
you have embrangled
he/she/it has embrangled
we have embrangled
you have embrangled
they have embrangled
Past Continuous
I was embrangling
you were embrangling
he/she/it was embrangling
we were embrangling
you were embrangling
they were embrangling
Past Perfect
I had embrangled
you had embrangled
he/she/it had embrangled
we had embrangled
you had embrangled
they had embrangled
Future
I will embrangle
you will embrangle
he/she/it will embrangle
we will embrangle
you will embrangle
they will embrangle
Future Perfect
I will have embrangled
you will have embrangled
he/she/it will have embrangled
we will have embrangled
you will have embrangled
they will have embrangled
Future Continuous
I will be embrangling
you will be embrangling
he/she/it will be embrangling
we will be embrangling
you will be embrangling
they will be embrangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embrangling
you have been embrangling
he/she/it has been embrangling
we have been embrangling
you have been embrangling
they have been embrangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embrangling
you will have been embrangling
he/she/it will have been embrangling
we will have been embrangling
you will have been embrangling
they will have been embrangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embrangling
you had been embrangling
he/she/it had been embrangling
we had been embrangling
you had been embrangling
they had been embrangling
Conditional
I would embrangle
you would embrangle
he/she/it would embrangle
we would embrangle
you would embrangle
they would embrangle
Past Conditional
I would have embrangled
you would have embrangled
he/she/it would have embrangled
we would have embrangled
you would have embrangled
they would have embrangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embrangle - make more complicated or confused through entanglements
complicate, perplex - make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
snafu - cause to be in a state of complete confusion

embrangle

verb
To draw in so that extrication is difficult:
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