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Entangle.‘the tape got fankled in the motorbike's front wheels’
- ‘Always if possible shoot with the tide and haul against. This will help prevent rope fankling round your prop.’
- ‘Mr Pinkertons leg got fankled in among the chairs, an he fell on the tap o the minister.’
Late Middle English: from Scots fank ‘coil of rope’ + -le.
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