Definition of entrammel in English:

entrammel

verb

[WITH OBJECT]literary
  • Entangle; trap.

    ‘she had entrammelled herself in terrible evil bonds’
    • ‘As you get entrammelled in family life he reckons it's difficult to make, and keep, good buddies wherever you are.’
    • ‘Such novelistic fragments not only portray recognizable figures of lovers' thought but vividly display mechanisms of signification and their entrammelling complications.’
    • ‘Thus, like Oedipus, Augustus, as the seeming outsider, is able to fathom the entrammeling web of the double curse which ‘lies over the land,’ and cut boldly through its snares.’

Pronunciation

entrammel

/ɪnˈtram(ə)l//ɛnˈtram(ə)l/