entanglement

[ en-tang-guh l-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF entanglement
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The second, after a brief struggle, followed with the entanglement.

We had as well take a day off to do our part in this entanglement.

You'll enjoy watching us get out of this entanglement, whatever it is.

Literally, to take the feet out of entanglement; hence, to hasten.

This entanglement made Carrie anxious for a change of some sort.

It was with considerable difficulty that we extricated Peterkin from his entanglement.

At the second entanglement, however, something seemed to happen.

He made sure that it was free from the possibility of entanglement.

The opposition his entanglement had generated had put a stop to that.

She discerned exactly the nature of Ottilia's entanglement, and her peril.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from entangle + -ment. Foreign entanglements does not appear as such in Washington's Farewell Address, though he nonetheless warns against them. The phrase is found in William Coxe's 1798 memoirs of Sir Robert Walpole.

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