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entangle

verb
     
en‧tan‧gle [transitive usually passive always + adverb/preposition]
1 to make something become twisted and caught in a rope, net etc
entangle in/with
Small animals can get entangled in the net.
2 to involve someone in an argument, a relationship, or a situation that is difficult to escape from
entangle somebody in something
fears that the US could get entangled in another war
be entangled with somebody
I didn't want to become entangled with my best friend's wife.
entangled adjective

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