From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishentangleen‧tan‧gle /ɪnˈtæŋɡəl/ verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 1MOVE/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.2to 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
entangle• That is that this is a case where the legalprocess 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 fishingboat 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 something• Basu tried to stop them, her armentangled in the seatbelt.• He went quickly up the metalstaircase, leaving Amanda entangled with a group below.• J., we become so entangled in the tale that its considerablelength is hardly noticeable.• I was entangled in a world of strife Before I had the power to change my life.• Mr Kalnins is lying inbed, entangled in the covers.• Penguins have been found entangled in lengths of fishing net.• Dolphins and porpoises are being entangled in monofilament deathtraps 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 something• They lost all their money after getting entangled in a bad realestatedeal.