from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To entangle; embroil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To mix confusedly; entangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To confuse; to entangle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to embroil

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[en– + dialectal brangle, to shake, waver, confuse (variant of branle, brandle, from French branler, from Old French brandeler, perhaps from brand, sword; see brandish).]

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From em- + brangle.


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