ENTAN'GLE, verb transitive [from tangle.] To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make confused or disordered; as, thread, yarn or ropes may be entangled; to entangle the hair.
1. To involve in any thing complicated, and from which it is difficult to extricate one's self; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
2. To lose in numerous or complicated involutions, as in a labyrinth.
3. To involve in difficulties; to perplex; to embarrass; as, to entangle a nation in alliances.
4. To puzzle; to bewilder; as, to entangle the understanding.
5. To insnare by captious questions; to catch; to perplex; to involve in contradictions.
The Pharisees took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. Matthew 22:15.
6. To perplex or distract, as with cares.
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life. 2 Timothy 2:4.
7. To multiply intricacies and difficulties.