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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) with (something)

Literally, to tangle or ensnare someone or something with something. The kids keep circling me and entangling me with the jump rope.
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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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entangle someone or something with something

to get someone or something tangled up with something. He sought to entangle the pursuing mugger with a mass of ropes and boards. Sam entangled the rabid dog with a net and got away. He entangled himself with the ropes on the deck.
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But putting them in an ideal system helped the researchers study quantum entanglement.
In doing so we show that one of its strangest features, entanglement, is totally unsurprising.
BCB bowheads bear both direct and indirect evidence of commercial fishing gear entanglement despite their remote distribution in northern and western Alaska away from most commercial operations (Moore et al.
It will also provide new knowledge about quantum entanglement.
We are the first to show the necessity of entanglement across all black hole event horizons and to consider what happens as black holes age.
According Zanardi the consequences of the "non uniqueness of the decomposition of a given system S into subsystems" imply (at the quantum level), a fundamental ambiguity about the very notion of entanglement that accordingly becomes a relative one.
The control of quantum entanglement is vital to the potential benefits of quantum information science.
The show highlights include the latest generation entanglement tester called the EST.
A CARDIFF company has reported a surge in the interest for its new floating entanglement device which can stop pirate skiffs in their tracks.
Perhaps even more importantly, she locates the logic of tragic entanglement in Hegel's early Essay on Natural Law.
Improper clocking of the 45[degrees] angle fitting on the turret actuator can result in hydraulic hose contact or entanglement with the flex chute.
The sci-fi film by Entanglement Productions was also partly shot in Warwick and Leamington and will see key industry figures run the rule over it today.
John Morton at Oxford University and others, has successfully generated and detected quantum entanglement between electron spin and nuclear spin in phosphorus impurities added to silicon.
Ideally, it would be advantageous to the paddle sport enthusiast if they had the most efficient tool for entanglement situations.