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entanglement

en·tan·gle·ment / enˈtanggəlmənt/ • n. the action or fact of entangling or being entangled: many dolphins die from entanglement in fishing nets. ∎  a complicated or compromising relationship or situation: romantic entanglements. ∎  an extensive barrier, typically made of interlaced barbed wire and stakes, erected to impede enemy soldiers or vehicles: the attackers were caught up on wire entanglements.

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