transitive verb (-gled; embrangling) Etymology: en- + brangle (squabble) Date: 1664 embroilembranglement noun

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  • Embrangle — Em*bran gle, v. t. [Pref. em (L. in) + brangle.] To confuse; to entangle. [1913 Webster] I am lost and embrangled in inextricable difficulties. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embrangle — index confound, disorganize, muddle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • embrangle — [em braŋ′gəl, imbraŋ′gəl] vt. embrangled, embrangling [ EM (see EN 1) + dial. brangle, to wrangle, prob. var. of WRANGLE1, infl. ? by Fr branler, to confuse] to entangle; mix up; confuse; perplex embranglement n …   English World dictionary

  • embrangle — embranglement, n. /em brang geuhl/, v.t., embrangled, embrangling. to embroil. Also, imbrangle. [1655 65; EM 1 + brangle (b. BRAWL and WRANGLE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • embrangle — verb to embroil …   Wiktionary

  • embrangle — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To draw in so that extrication is difficult: catch up, embroil, implicate, involve, mix up, suck. See FREE, PARTICIPATE …   English dictionary for students

  • embrangle — v. confuse, perplex; embroil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embrangle — em·bran·gle …   English syllables

  • embrangle — em•bran•gle [[t]ɛmˈbræŋ gəl[/t]] v. t. gled, gling to embroil • Etymology: 1655–65; em I+brangle (b. brawl and wrangle) em•bran′gle•ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • embrangle — /ɛmˈbræŋgəl/ (say em brangguhl) verb (t) (embrangled, embrangling) Obsolete to confuse; entangle; perplex. Also, imbrangle. {em 1 + brangle (blend of brawl1 and wrangle) –embranglement, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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