entangle (someone or something) in (something)

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entangle (someone or something) in (something)

1. Literally, to tangle or ensnare someone or something in something. You have so many knots that I can't help but entangle the brush in your hair.
2. To involve or trap oneself or someone in something, such as an issue, problem, or scandal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "entangled" and "in." The other candidates entangled the politicians in petty debates, and he was never able to make his point. Our father's lack of a will has entangled my brothers and me in many lawsuits over his estate.
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entangle someone or something in something

 
1. . and entangle an animal in something Lit. to catch or tangle up someone, a group, or an animal in something. Careful! Don't entangle your foot in the anchor chain. Somehow I entangled the dog in the fishing net.
2. Fig. to get someone or a group involved in something. She was trying to entangle us in her latest cause. They entangled us in their lawsuit.
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References in classic literature ?
He flew around with a great whir of his wings and settled upon a large ram, with the intention of carrying him off, but his claws became entangled in the ram's fleece and he was not able to release himself, although he fluttered with his feathers as much as he could.
The Bannacks immediately posted themselves on each side of a dark ravine, through which the enemy must pass, and, just as they were entangled in the midst of it, attacked them with great fury.
MULTAN -- A young man driving a loader was killed after his shawl got entangled in its chain here at Masoom Shah road on Tuesday morning.
A NORTHERN bottlenose whale has drowned off the coast of Scotland after becoming entangled in rope.
Once entangled in the netting, these marine mammals are faced with a high risk of drowning.
In a rare case fishermen safely released a common bottlenose dolphin which was found entangled in tuna gillnet in offshore waters about 100 kilometers (km) south of Kund Malir along Balochistan coast.
BERLIN -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan not lacking resources but the country has been entangled in problems.
But waist drawstrings can become entangled in bus handrails or doors, playground equipment and other common items.
Pennant was loaned out to Wolves earlier this season and seems likely to leave Stoke at the end of the season, but a deal with Leeds has become entangled in the club's internal politics.
A THREE-year-old girl has died after she became entangled in a piece of equipment in a play area.
The snake was entangled in netting often used in vegetable gardens and was unable to slither free.
A spokesman said a giant tuna got entangled in the diver's harness.
RESCUERS searching yesterday for a humpback whale which became entangled in rope believe it may have escaped.
Coastguards say they got reports yesterday morning that the whale had become entangled in lobster pots on the north east side of Shetland.