What does the word entangle mean?

Usage examples for entangle

  1. Hidden but near at hand, Lagging but sure, the Furies of the grave Are watching for thee to thy ruinous harm, With thine own evil to entangle thee. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  2. All the time that the sun is travelling south, clever combinations of cat's- cradle are played by the mothers and the children to entangle the sun in the meshes and so prevent its being entirely lost by continuing south and south and forgetting entirely to turn back to the land of the anxiously- waiting Eskimo. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  3. When the hunters have, by galloping from different directions, baffled the bird in his flight, they thunder down upon him, and, throwing the boliadoras round his legs, where they entangle, effectually stop his flight. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray