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English verb: entangle

1. entangle (stative) entrap


SamplesOur people should not be mired in the past.


Synonymsmire


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)involve

2. entangle (contact) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass


SamplesThe child entangled the cord.


ExamplesThey entangle their hair


Synonymsmat, snarl, tangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist


Narrower (hyponym)enmesh, ensnarl, felt, mesh


Antonymsunsnarl, disentangle, straighten out









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