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en·tan·gle

 (ĕn-tăng′gəl)
tr.v. en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling, en·tan·gles
1. To cause to become twisted together or caught in a snarl or entwining mass: The fishing lines became entangled. His foot was entangled in the wiring.
2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage: The country found itself entangled in a series of regional conflicts. She wanted to avoid relationships that might entangle her emotions. See Synonyms at catch.
3. Physics To cause (the quantum states of two or more objects) to become correlated in such a way that they remain correlated, even though the objects are separated spatially.

en·tan′gle·ment n.
en·tan′gler n.

entangled

(ɪnˈtæŋɡəld)
adj
1. caught in or as if in a tangle
2. involved in an undesirable situation from which it is difficult to escape: entangled in crime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.entangled - deeply involved especially in something complicated; "embroiled in the conflict"; "felt unwilling entangled in their affairs"
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
2.entangled - twisted together in a tangled mass; "toiled through entangled growths of mesquite"
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
3.entangled - involved in difficulties
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
Translations

entangled

[ɪnˈtæŋgəld] adj
to become entangled in [+ ropes, cables, net] → s'emmêler dans
to become entangled in [+ situation, argument, lawsuit] → se laisser entraîner dans
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And then what a happiness would it have been could Hester Prynne have heard her clear, bird-like voice mingling with the uproar of other childish voices, and have distinguished and unravelled her own darling's tones, amid all the entangled outcry of a group of sportive children.
Not seldom in the rapid vicissitudes of the chase, this natural line, with the maternal end loose, becomes entangled with the hempen one, so that the cub is thereby trapped.
Shelby, with characteristic energy, applied herself to the work of straightening the entangled web of affairs; and she and George were for some time occupied with collecting and examining accounts, selling property and settling debts; for Mrs.
The fact was that the ivory hook of the parasol had caught in the chain gear, and when the first attempt at drawing water was made, the little offering of a contrite heart was jerked up, bent, its strong ribs jammed into the well side, and entangled with a twig root.
My cart was upset and shat- tered, my oxen were entangled among the young trees, and there was none to help me.
She did not mean to have her own affections entangled again, and it would be incumbent on her to avoid any encouragement of his.
she demanded, pushing the thick entangled locks from her wasted face.
One mast was broken short off, six or eight feet from the deck, and lay over the side, entangled in a maze of sail and rigging; and all that ruin, as the ship rolled and beat - which she did without a moment's pause, and with a violence quite inconceivable - beat the side as if it would stave it in.
Poor dear Joe, entangled in a little black cloak tied in a large bow under his chin, was seated apart at the upper end of the room; where, as chief mourner, he had evidently been stationed by Trabb.
Godfrey left the room, hardly knowing whether he were more relieved by the sense that the interview was ended without having made any change in his position, or more uneasy that he had entangled himself still further in prevarication and deceit.
The Jester instantly made up to the leader of the assassins, who, bruised by his fall, and entangled under the wounded steed, lay incapable either of flight or resistance.
Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it.