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entanglement

  
  ( entanglements    plural  )
1       n-count   An entanglement is a complicated or difficult relationship or situation.  
...romantic entanglements., ...a military and political entanglement the Government probably doesn't want.     
2       n-var   If things become entangled, you can refer to this as entanglement.  
Many dolphins are accidentally killed through entanglement with fishing equipment.     
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entanglement

  
1    complication, confusion, ensnarement, entrapment, imbroglio     (obsolete)   involvement, jumble, knot, mesh, mess, mix-up, muddle, snare, snarl-up     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tangle, toils, trap  
2    difficulty, embarrassment, imbroglio, involvement, liaison, predicament, tie  

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