One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Entangle; trap.‘she had entrammelled herself in terrible evil bonds’
- ‘Such novelistic fragments not only portray recognizable figures of lovers' thought but vividly display mechanisms of signification and their entrammelling complications.’
- ‘As you get entrammelled in family life he reckons it's difficult to make, and keep, good buddies wherever you are.’
- ‘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.’
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