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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.
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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.
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|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
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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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