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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).]
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(tr) rare to confuse or entangle
[C17: from em- + obsolete brangle to wrangle, perhaps a blend of brawl1 + wrangle]
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v.t. -gled, -gling.
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Past participle: embrangled
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|Verb||1.||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
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