English version

entangle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishentangleen‧tan‧gle /ɪnˈtæŋɡəl/ verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto make something become twisted and caught in a rope, net etcbe/get entangled in/with something 🔊 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 opp disentanglebe/get etc entangled in something 🔊 fears that the US could get entangled in another warbe/get etc entangled with somebody 🔊 I didn’t want to become entangled with my best friend’s wife. Grammar Entangle is usually passive.entangled adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
entangleThat is that this is a case where the legal process and the political process have become entangled..They have, through happenstance, and the nature of urban life that crunches lives and experiences together, simply become entangled.In other words, the more deeply entangled he becomes, the freer he is.We have been entangled in the numbers game too long.At best, they can entangle the nets of a fishing boat and kill the crew.The influence of wages is more difficult to assess because cause and effect are entangled with one another.be/get entangled in/with somethingBasu tried to stop them, her arm entangled in the seat belt.He went quickly up the metal staircase, leaving Amanda entangled with a group below.J., we become so entangled in the tale that its considerable length is hardly noticeable.I was entangled in a world of strife Before I had the power to change my life.Mr Kalnins is lying in bed, entangled in the covers.Penguins have been found entangled in lengths of fishing net.Dolphins and porpoises are being entangled in monofilament death traps throughout the world, and a great many drownings go unreported.We have been entangled in the numbers game too long.be/get etc entangled in somethingThey lost all their money after getting entangled in a bad real estate deal.
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Verb table
entangle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyentangle
he, she, itentangles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyentangled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave entangled
he, she, ithas entangled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad entangled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill entangle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have entangled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam entangling
he, she, itis entangling
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you, we, theyare entangling
Past
I, he, she, itwas entangling
you, we, theywere entangling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been entangling
he, she, ithas been entangling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been entangling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be entangling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been entangling
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