enmarañar

v.
1 to entangle, to snag, to enmesh, to tangle up.
El escritor enmaraña la trama The writer tangles up the plot.
Ella enmaraña las lanas She entangles the yarns.
2 to tangle up, to snag, to entangle, to louse up.
El escritor enmaraña la trama The writer tangles up the plot.
3 to swindle.
El estafador enmaraña a sus víctimas The con man swindles his victims.
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enmarañar
verbo transitivo
1 (enredar) to tangle
2 figurado to embroil, muddle up, confuse
ha enmarañado el asunto he's confused the issue
verbo pronominal enmarañarse
1 (enredarse) to get tangled
se le ha enmarañado el pelo her hair's got all tangled
2 figurado to get into a muddle, get confused
3 METEREOLOGÍA to become overcast
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verb
to tangle
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1. VT
1) [+ madeja, hilo] to tangle, tangle up
2) (=complicar) to complicate

sólo logró enmarañar más el asunto — he only managed to make matters worse

3) [+ persona] to confuse, perplex
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo <pelo/lana> to tangle; <asunto> to complicate; <persona> to confuse
2.
enmarañarse v pron pelo/lana to get tangled; persona

enmarañarse en algo — to get embroiled o entangled in something

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= muddy, snarl up, entangle, knot into, tangle.
Ex. The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
Ex. If all goes as usual, it will snow approximately one inch and completely snarl up traffic until melted.
Ex. The issues entangled in Van Gogh's work - issues of the market, gender, and class - were also knotted into the work of many avant-garde artists of the late 19th c.
Ex. The issues entangled in Van Gogh's work - issues of the market, gender, and class - were also knotted into the work of many avant-garde artists of the late 19th c.
Ex. The more unsuccessful she was the more bitter she became, and the more tangled in the web drawn about her by her husband and children.
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* enmarañado en = enmeshed in.
* enmarañar las cosas = muddy + the waters.
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1.
verbo transitivo <pelo/lana> to tangle; <asunto> to complicate; <persona> to confuse
2.
enmarañarse v pron pelo/lana to get tangled; persona

enmarañarse en algo — to get embroiled o entangled in something

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= muddy, snarl up, entangle, knot into, tangle.

Ex: The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.

Ex: If all goes as usual, it will snow approximately one inch and completely snarl up traffic until melted.
Ex: The issues entangled in Van Gogh's work - issues of the market, gender, and class - were also knotted into the work of many avant-garde artists of the late 19th c.
Ex: The issues entangled in Van Gogh's work - issues of the market, gender, and class - were also knotted into the work of many avant-garde artists of the late 19th c.
Ex: The more unsuccessful she was the more bitter she became, and the more tangled in the web drawn about her by her husband and children.
* enmarañado en = enmeshed in.
* enmarañar las cosas = muddy + the waters.

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enmarañar [A1 ]
vt
1 ‹pelo/lana› to tangle
2 ‹asunto› to complicate
3 ‹persona› to confuse
enmarañarse
v pron
1 «pelo/lana» to get tangled
2 «persona»: enmarañarse EN algo; to get involved o embroiled o entangled IN sth
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enmarañar
vt
1. [enredar] to tangle (up)
2. [complicar] to complicate, to confuse
See also the pronominal verb enmarañarse
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enmarañar
v/t
1 pelo tangle
2 asunto complicate, muddle
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enmarañar vt
1) : to tangle
2) : to complicate
3) : to confuse, to mix up
See also the reflexive verb enmarañarse

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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