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 for entangle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entangle \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 hair.
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     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.
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              The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and
              entangle their understandings.        --Locke.
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              Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose
              future was so uncertain.              --Froude.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entangle
      v 1: entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past" [syn:
           entangle, mire]
      2: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child
         entangled the cord" [syn: entangle, tangle, mat,
         snarl] [ant: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "entangle":
     absorb, addle, addle the wits, allure, bag, bait the hook, ball up,
     becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, birdlime, bother, bug,
     burden, capture, catch, catch out, catch up, catch up in, clog,
     cloud, complicate, concern, confound, confuse, cramp, cripple,
     cumber, daze, dazzle, decoy, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose,
     disconcert, disorganize, disorient, disturb, draw in, embarrass,
     embrangle, embroil, encumber, engage, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl,
     entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, enweb, fetter, flummox, flurry,
     fluster, flutter, fog, foul, foul up, fuddle, fuss, gin, hamper,
     hamstring, handicap, harpoon, hobble, hook, hook in, impede,
     implicate, interest, intertwine, interweave, inveigle, involve,
     knot, lame, land, lasso, lime, louse up, lumber, lure, maze, mesh,
     mess up, mist, mix up, moider, muck, muck up, muddle, nail, net,
     noose, perplex, perturb, pother, press down, put out, raise hell,
     ramify, rattle, ravel, rope, ruffle, sack, saddle with, screw up,
     shackle, snag, snare, snarl, snarl up, sniggle, spear,
     spread the toils, suck into, take, tangle, tangle up with,
     throw into confusion, toil, trammel, trap, trip, twist, unsettle,
     upset, weigh down, wind
  
  

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