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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, Old French enchevestrer; equivalent to en- +‎ chevêtre +‎ -er, or, according to the TLFi, from a Vulgar Latin *incapistrāre or *encapistrāre, from Latin capistrāre, present active infinitive of capistrō. Compare Catalan, Occitan, and Spanish encabestrar, Portuguese encabrestar, Italian incapestrare, Romanian încăpăstra, Sardinian incrabistare.

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enchevêtrer

  1. to tangle up
  2. to entangle, to involve, to implicate
  3. (reflexive) to become tangled
  4. (reflexive, ~ dans) to get tangled up (in), to get mixed up (in)

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