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entanglement

noun
     
Related topics: Defence
en‧tan‧gle‧ment
1 [countable] a difficult situation or relationship that is hard to escape from:
She had always been afraid of any emotional entanglements.
2 [uncountable] when something becomes entangled in something
3 [countable often plural]PMD a fence made of barbed wire that prevents enemy soldiers from getting too close

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