The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Entangle \En*tan"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entangled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Entangling.]
1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be
easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and
intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication
a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to
insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to
entangle the feet in a net, or in briers. "Entangling
The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and
entangle their understandings. --Locke.
Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose
future was so uncertain. --Froude.