Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To trammel; entangle.
  • To make into ringlets; curl; frizzle.

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

  • transitive verb To trammel; to entangle.

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

  • verb To hamper by entangling

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Examples

  • Surely the very motions she had made in his presence, so slight and so conscious, had been made in the knowledge that he was well aware of them, cobweb threads to entrammel one more unlikely fly.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Surely the very motions she had made in his presence, so slight and so conscious, had been made in the knowledge that he was well aware of them, cobweb threads to entrammel one more unlikely fly.

    The Devil's Novice

  • There is a strange abundance of spiders, too, we perceive; spinning their webs here, as if they would entrammel something in them.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance

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